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Lavender Waxbill

Blauwgrijs Roodstaartje - Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens)

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Estrilda caerulescens Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Estrildidae Family
10 cm Length
Tropical dry shrubland & savanna, pastureland & arable land. Below Between Up to  Range:- Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, CÒte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone & Togo. Intrduced to Hawaii. (USA,)

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4 - 6 eggs, incubation by both parents 13 - 14 days, fledging 20 days. Clutch
Chicks are fed Insects, spiders and larvae. Adults eat mainly seed also berries, fruit. Food  
8598 - TSN: 179611 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

AKA:- Catalan: Bec de corall blau
Czech: Astrild rudoocasý, modroušek rudoocasý
Danish: Rødhalet Astrild
German: Lavendel-Schönbürzelastrild, Schönbürzel
English: Bluish Waxbill, Lavender Firefinch, Lavender Fire-finch, Lavender Waxbill, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill
Spanish: Astrild Azul, Estrilda Azulada, Estrilda Azuleda, Estrilda Cola de Vinagre
Estonian: põhja-hõbeamadiin
Finnish: Harmaavahanokka
French: Astrild gris-bleu, Astrild lavande, Astrild queue-de-vinaigre, Queue-de-vinaigre, Sénégali queue-de-vinaigre
Hungarian: vörösfarkú asztrild
Italian: Astrilde coda di aceto, Estrilda lavanda
Japanese: asagirichou
Japanese: アサギリチョウ
Latin: Estrilda caerulescens
Dutch: Blauwgrijs roodsraartje, Lavendelastrild
Norwegian: Rødhaleastrild, Rødhalet astrild
Polish: astryld czerwonosterny
Portuguese: Lavandinha
Russian: Краснохвостый астрильд
Slovak: astrilda levanduľová
Slovenian: Leporepec
Swedish: Lavendelastrild
Chinese: 淡蓝梅花雀

Sub-species None known


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