Arabian Waxbill (Estrilda rufibarba) - HBW 15, p. 316
French: Astrild barbe-rousse
Spanish: Estrilda Árabe
Taxonomy: H.[abropyga] rufibarba Cabanis, 1851, Arabia.
Recent studies of mitochondrial phylogeny indicate that this is a close sister-species of E. rhodopyga. Was in the past thought to be closest to E. troglodytes, on the grounds of plumage similarities; or to E. rhodopyga, on the grounds of similarities in habitat choice and plumage; or to be a hybrid. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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a bird eat from reeds spike
Locality Abu Arish, Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 8 November 2013 35 weeks ago 4.4
Two birds perched on a leave.
Locality Tihamat al-Yemen region, Yemen (Monotypic species)
Hanne and Jens Eriksen 2 years ago 4
Locality Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia (Monotypic species)
Omar Alshaheen 11 November 2013 35 weeks ago 3.8
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