- Estrilda rhodopyga
10–10·5 cm (3¾-4 in)
Estrilda rhodopyga has two subspecies:1
- E. r. rhodopyga
- E. r. centralis
Savanna with tall grass and bushes, forest edge, dry savanna, marshy grassland, secondary growth, plantations acacia woodland and gardens.
Their diet consists of small seeds and grass tips; also insects such as termites, ant larvae, spiders and aphids.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Crimson-rumped Waxbill. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Crimson-rumped_Waxbill