Common Waxbill
Estrilda astrild
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Small to large flocks are common and widespread, often in reeds or tall grass near water. The 2nd row bird (Machame, 3-21) Is courtesy of Bob Kasworm. The left 3rd row adult (Lake Eyasi, 8-11) is courtesy of Colin Beale. The right lower immature was seen at Simba Farm, West Kilimanjaro (6-14). The others were seen in the Serengti, Udzungwa Mountains and Olasiti; click the photo above to see 11 enlargements including more immatures.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Colin Beale, Per Holmen, Michael Harris, Bob Kasworm

Last Update this page: 6-22-21