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Photo by juninho
Ulu, Kenya, July 2005
Estrilda rhodopyga

Identification

10–10·5 cm (3¾-4 in)
Male

Distribution

Photo by Mr.Kim Gary (Singapore)
North-eastern Singapore, July 2012

Eastern Africa: found in Ethiopia, south-eastern Sudan, South Sudan, southern Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, north-eastern Zambia, northern Malawi.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

Estrilda rhodopyga has two subspecies:1

  • E. r. rhodopyga
  • E. r. centralis

Habitat

Savanna with tall grass and bushes, forest edge, dry savanna, marshy grassland, secondary growth, plantations acacia woodland and gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of small seeds and grass tips; also insects such as termites, ant larvae, spiders and aphids.

References

  1. 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/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)

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