Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Grey-headed Oliveback (Nesocharis capistrata) - HBW 15, p. 311

French: Dos-vert à joues blanches German: Weißwangenastrild Spanish: Olivino Carigrís
Other common names: Grey-breasted/White-cheeked Oliveback, White-cheeked Olive Weaver, White-cheeked Waxbill/Oliveback

Taxonomy: Pytelia capistrata Hartlaub, 1861, Bissão, Guinea-Bissau.
Recent studies of mitochondrial genes suggest that this species is closer to Estrilda than to current congeners; perhaps merits placement in separate genus, for which the name Delacourella is available. Monotypic.

Distribution: Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, S Mali and Ivory Coast E to Togo, Benin, N & E Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, S Sudan, NE DRCongo and NW Uganda.

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