Green-winged Pytilia
Pytilia melba
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The pytilias are waxbills often seen in bushed or wooded grassland. The male green-winged pytilia has a uniformly olive-green back and wings and a red forehead and anterior neck; the latter grey in the female. The upper male was seen in Tarangire (4-04). The 2nd row pair was at Manyara Ranch (11-10). The left 3rd row photo taken at Olduvai visitor center is courtesy of Siegfried Woldhek. The right 3rd row and left 4th row photos were taken in Tarangire NP and the right lower bird was seen at Lake Eyasi (2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. Click the photo above to see twelve enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-18 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Karine Van der Vurst, Paul Oliver, Derek Kverno
Claude Melde, Siegfried Woldhek

Last Update this page: 12-29-16