Zebra Waxbill (Amandava subflava) - HBW 15, p. 299
French: Bengali zébré
Spanish: Bengalí Cebra
Other common names: Orange(-breasted)/Gold(en)-breasted Waxbill, Goldbreast
Taxonomy: Fringilla subflava Vieillot, 1819, Senegal.
Genus sometimes subsumed in Estrilda. Present species sometimes placed in a monotypic genus, Sporaeginthus; recent studies of mitochondrial DNA, however, indicate monophyly with A. formosa and A. amandava. Proposed race niethammeri (described from Huíla, in SW Angola) considered inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- subflava ( Vieillot, 1819) - SW Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, N Liberia, N Ivory Coast, SW Mali, C Burkina Faso, N Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, S Chad, Central African Republic, W & S Sudan, Ethiopia, N, C & E DRCongo, Uganda, Kenya and NW Tanzania, also SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
- clarkei ( Shelley, 1903) - S Gabon, S PRCongo, S DRCongo and Tanzania (except NW) S to Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and SE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
mouth markings nestling
Locality England, Great Britain
gerfer 13 July 2006 50 weeks ago 3.8
Two birds close together.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 2.4
Party in bushes near a lake.
Locality Itulu Hill Forest Reserve, Tanzania
Jason Anderson 1 February 2011 2 years ago 1.9
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