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Cinderella Waxbill - BirdForum Opus

Estrilda thomensis

Identification

Length 11 cm
Grey with a black eye-stripe, red rump, black tail, and black vent.

Similar Species

Similar to Black-tailed Waxbill, but has a shorter tail, is paler, the bill has a red base, and the thighs are red.

Distribution

Africa: found in western Angola and extreme north-western Namibia. (Cunene River).

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Semi-arid savanna and scrub.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes seeds, flower parts and insects.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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