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Fawn-breasted Waxbill

DE: Sumpfastrild, NL: Moerasastrilde, FR: Astrild à poitrine fauve, ES: Astrild Pecho Abanico,
IT: Astrilde pettocastano, PT: Bico-de-lacre-cabeça-cinzenta, DK: Sumpfastrild,
SW: Sumpastrild,  NO: Sumpastrild, FI: Luhtavahanokka, PL: Astryld bagienny,
CZ: Astrild bahenní, HU: Mocsári asztrild

Estrilda paludicola

Estrilda paludicola paludicola
Estrilda p.benguellensis
Estrilda p. marwhitezi
Estrilda p. ochrogaster
Estrilda p. roseicrissa
Estrilda p. ruthae

Origin: Ethiopia, Congo, D. R. Congo (Zaïre), Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia

Length: 8 cm

Fawn-breasted Waxbill (male)

Fawn-breasted Waxbill (male)

Fawn-breasted Waxbill (female)

Fawn-breasted Waxbill (female)

Food: Seeds of grass and weeds, and smaller quantities of little insects form their natural food.

In the wild, the birds live in small groups or in pairs, often together with other estrilda. They are easy to keep in captivity. Several pairs may very well be housed together in an aviary. It sometimes happens that they start chasing each other at the approach of the breeding season, in which case you will be well advised to put the couples apart.


Nest Fawn-breasted Waxbills

young of 7 days old

Fawn-breasted Waxbill – Young 7 days old


Fawn-breasted Waxbills – Parents