- Estrilda thomensis
Length 11 cm
Grey with a black eye-stripe, red rump, black tail, and black vent.
Similar to Black-tailed Waxbill, but has a shorter tail, is paler, the bill has a red base, and the thighs are red.
Semi-arid savanna and scrub.
The diet includes seeds, flower parts and insects.
- 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.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Cinderella Waxbill. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Cinderella_Waxbill