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 photo (Lake Baringo-Kenya, 1-23) is courtesy of Per Holmen. The left 5th row photo taken at Olduvai visitor center is courtesy of Siegfried Woldhek. The right lower bird was seen at Lake Eyasi (2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The other photos were taaken at Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Itigi and Mikumi. Click the photo above to see 18 enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karine Van der Vurst, Paul Oliver, Derek Kverno, Michael Harris
Claude Melde, Siegfried Woldhek, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 4-10-23