Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens) - HBW 15, p. 315
French: Astrild queue-de-vinaigre
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird taking a bath. Locality Faraba Banta Bush Track, Faraba Banta, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 14 November 2014 1 year ago 21 sec 4.8
comming to drink Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 1 January 2012 4 years ago 18 sec 4.6
near a pool Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 25 December 2011 4 years ago 22 sec 4.4
a few birds Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 25 December 2011 4 years ago 23 sec 4.3
Two birds birds moving through branches Locality Nianing, Thiès Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 7 January 2007 9 years ago 36 sec 4.1
A pair preening. Locality Kona, Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands (Monotypic species)
Ken Simonite 27 December 2015 4 weeks ago 34 sec 4
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Adult Lavender Waxbill on a drinking spot
Locality Marakissa, Western Division, The Gambia
Frans Vandewalle 30 January 2011 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Faraba Banta Bush Track, Faraba Banta, Western Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 12 December 2013 51 weeks ago 4.4
A breeding bird.
Locality Gunjur, Western Division, The Gambia
M P Goodey 1 October 2007 4 years ago 4.4
A perched bird
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 25 April 2014 46 weeks ago 4.3
Adult feeding on seeds
Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia
Rafael Merchante 27 September 2004 3 years ago 4.2
A front view of a bird in hand.
Locality Kartong Bird Watching Observatory, Kartong, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 18 January 2016 15 weeks ago 4
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