Common Waxbill

Estrilda astrild - Astrild ondulé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Estrildidés

  • Genus
    :

    Estrilda

  • Species
    :

    astrild

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 13 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 6 à 11 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild) is a species of bird in the Estrildidae family.

Subspecific information 15 Subspecies

  • Estrilda astrild kempi (Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia)
  • Estrilda astrild occidentalis (s Mali and Ivory Coast to n DRCongo, Bioko I.)
  • Estrilda astrild peasei (Ethiopia)
  • Estrilda astrild macmillani (Sudan)
  • Estrilda astrild adesma (e DRCongo, Uganda, w Kenya to nw Tanzania)
  • Estrilda astrild massaica (c Kenya to n Tanzania)
  • Estrilda astrild minor (s Somalia, e Kenya, ne Tanzania and Zanzibar)
  • Estrilda astrild cavendishi (s DRCongo and s Tanzania to Zimbabwe and Mozambique)
  • Estrilda astrild niediecki (c Angola to w Zimbabwe)
  • Estrilda astrild angolensis (inland w Angola)
  • Estrilda astrild jagoensis (coastal w Angola, São Tomé)
  • Estrilda astrild rubriventris (Gabon to nw Angola)
  • Estrilda astrild damarensis (Namibia)
  • Estrilda astrild astrild (s Botswana and w and s South Africa)
  • Estrilda astrild tenebridorsa (n and e South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Astrild ondulé,
  • Estrilda común,
  • Bico-de-lacre-comum,
  • Wellenastrild,
  • asztrild,
  • Sint-Helenafazantje,
  • Estrilda comune,
  • Helenaastrild,
  • Vatreastrild,
  • astrilda vlnkovaná,
  • astrild vlnkovaný,
  • Helenaastrild,
  • vahanokka,
  • Rooibeksysie,
  • bec de corall senegalès,
  • Fagurstrildi,
  • astryld falisty,
  • viļņainais vasknibis,
  • rečna astrilda,
  • Волнистый астрильд,
  • オナガカエデチョウ,
  • 梅花雀,
  • 橫斑梅花雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

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