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Arabian Waxbill - BirdForum Opus

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Taif, Saudi Arabia, January 2019
Estrilda rufibarba

Identification

10 cm (4 in)
Male

  • Greyish-brown forehead, nape and upperparts
  • Red lores and eyestripe

Distribution

Middle East: found in the south-western Arabian peninsula in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Foothills and lowlands, plains, wadis and valleys, rocky hillsides with thick scrub and trees, reeds and weedy thickets.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of small seeds from grass, sedges, cereals and herbs etc.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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