Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Orange-winged Pytilia (Pytilia afra) - HBW 15, p. 331

French: Beaumarquet à dos jaune German: Wienerastrild Spanish: Estrilda Alinaranja
Other common names: Golden-backed/Yellow-backed Pytilia, Yellow-winged Pytilia(!), Red-faced Finch

Taxonomy: Fringilla afra J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Angola.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with P. phoenicoptera and P. lineata, but such a relationship not supported by molecular analysis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Ethiopia, S Sudan, N Uganda, C & SE Kenya, SE PRCongo (lower Congo Valley), SW, S & SE DRCongo, E Rwanda, S Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia and Malawi S to extreme NE Namibia (Caprivi), N & E Botswana, N South Africa (Limpopo) and SC Mozambique.

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