Green-winged Pytilia

Pytilia melba - Beaumarquet melba

Beaumarquet melba
♂ adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Estrildidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pytilia

  • Species
    :

    melba

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 14 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Green-winged Pytilia (Pytilia melba) is a species of bird in the Estrildidae family.

Subspecific information 8 Subspecies

  • Pytilia melba citerior (Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to s Sudan)
  • Pytilia melba jessei (ne Sudan to nw Somalia)
  • Pytilia melba soudanensis (se Sudan, s Ethiopia, c and s Somalia, ne Uganda and n and e Kenya)
  • Pytilia melba percivali (c Kenya to n Tanzania)
  • Pytilia melba belli (e DRCongo and w Uganda to w Tanzania)
  • Pytilia melba grotei (e Tanzania, n Mozambique and e Malawi)
  • Pytilia melba hygrophila (n Zambia and n Malawi)
  • Pytilia melba melba (s Congo and Angola to sw Tanzania and south to c Namibia, n South Africa and s Mozambique)

Foreign names

  • Beaumarquet melba,
  • Estrilda melba,
  • Maracachão-d'asa-verde,
  • Buntastrild,
  • tarka asztrild,
  • Melba-astrild,
  • Pitilia aliverdi,
  • Melbaastrild,
  • Grønnvingeastrild,
  • pytília pestrá,
  • astrild pestrý,
  • Broget Astrild,
  • palettipeippo,
  • Gewone Melba,
  • bec de corall melba,
  • melba pstra,
  • Пёстрая питилия,
  • ニシキスズメ,
  • 绿翅斑腹雀,
  • 綠翅斑腹雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry

Geographic range

Illustration

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