Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Crimson-rumped Waxbill (Estrilda rhodopyga) - HBW 15, p. 316

French: Astrild à croupion rose German: Zügelastrild Spanish: Estrilda Culirroja
Other common names: Rosy-rumped/Rosy-winged/Red-rumped/Sundevall's Waxbill

Taxonomy: Estrilda rhodopyga Sundevall, 1850, north-eastern Africa = Sennar, Sudan.
Recent studies of mitochondrial phylogeny indicate that this species is sister to E. rufibarba. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rhodopyga Sundevall, 1850 - E Sudan, W Eritrea, NE Ethiopia and NW Somalia.
  • centralis Kothe, 1911 - SE Sudan, Ethiopia (except NE), NE DRCongo, Uganda, Kenya, S Somalia, Tanzania and N Malawi.

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