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Alternative name: Red-rumped Waxbill
- Estrilda charmosyna
Disambiguation: the name Black-cheeked Waxbill is also used for Estrilda erythronotos
Estrilda charmosyna has two subspecies:
- E. c. charmosyna - Southern South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, northeastern Uganda, and northern and eastern Kenya
- E. c. kiwanukae - Southern Kenya to extreme northern Tanzania
Dry thorn scrub, usually on the ground in cover.