Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Waxbills and Allies :: Common Waxbill

Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Astrild, Waxbill
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Mauritius - Dec, 1998 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Ethiopia - Feb, 2008 © Nancy Bell  Namibia - Oct, 2008 © Nancy Bell  Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa - Nov, 2004 © Andy Balinsky  Maclear District, Eastern Cape, South Africa - Dec 31, 2005 © Victor Roberts 
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(1) Sierra Leone, s. Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria.
(2) S. Cameroon and Central African Republic to n. Zaire and Fernando Po.
(3) Sao Tome.
(4) W. and c. Ethiopia.
(5) C. and s. Sudan.
(6) Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and nw. Tanzania.
(7) Kenya and n. Tanzania. S. Somalia?
(8) E. Kenya, ne. Tanzania and Zanzibar.
(9) S. Tanzania to Zambia, Mozambique, and e. South Africa (Transvaal).
(10) S. Zaire.
(11) E. Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
(12) S. Zaire and w. Angola.
(13) W. Angola.
(14) Gabon.
(15) N. Namibia.
(16) S. Botswana and South Africa (w. Transvaal, Orange Free State, w. Cape Province).
(17) South Africa (e. Cape Province, se. Transvaal, Natal).
Introduced to Portugal, se. Spain, Cape Verde Is., the Hawaiian Is. (Oahu, Hawaii), Society Is. (Tahiti), Puerto Rico, Brazil (Bahia), and many small is. including Cape Verde Is., Seychelles, and Mascarene Is.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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