Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens) - HBW 15, p. 315

French: Astrild queue-de-vinaigre German: Lavendel-Schönbürzelastrild Spanish: Estrilda Azulada
Other common names: Lavender Finch/Firefinch, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill

Taxonomy: Fringilla caerulescens Vieillot, 1817, Senegal.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with E. perreini, possibly with E. thomensis included in same grouping. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, N Guinea and S Mali (upper R Niger) E to N Nigeria, N Cameroon, S Chad and N Central African Republic.Introduced in Hawaiian Is.

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