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Common Waxbill

DE: Wellenastrild, NL: Helena-astrilde (Helenafazantje), FR: Astrild ondulé, ES: Pico de Coral,
IT:Astrilde comune,  PT: Bico de lacre,  DK: Helenaastrild, SW: Helenaastrild , NO: Vatreastrild,
FI: Vahanokka, PL: Astryld falisty, CZ: Astrild vlnkovaný, HU: Helena-pinty, TR: St. Helene ispinozu

Estrilda astrild

Estrilda astrild astrild
Estrilda a. adesma (+muenzneri)
Estrilda a. angolensis
Estrilda a. cavendishi
Estrilda a. damarensis
Estrilda a. kempi
Estrilda a. macmillani
Estrilda a. massaica
Estrilda a. minor
Estrilda a. niediecki (+ngamiensis)
Estrilda a. occidentalis
Estrilda a. peasei
Estrilda a. rubiventris
Estrilda a. schoutedeni
Estrilda a.sousae
Estrilda a. tenebridorsa

Origin:  Mostly whole Africa, south of the Sahara.

Length: 9,5-12 cm

Common Waxbill (male)

Common Waxbill (male)

Common Waxbill (female)

Common Waxbill (female)

Food: Like many other exotic species in the wild , these birds eat seeds of grass, sedge and papyrus as their main food components; additionally they may take other small seeds.
Outside the breeding season Common Waxbills can be seen to move about in large flocks, often in the company of other small estrilda species. The whole lot spend the night together, in papyrus plants or dense shrubbery. Pairs are known to stick together and to separate from the flock at times.

Common waxbill, young ones 3 days old

Common waxbill, young ones 3 days old