Common Waxbill in Madeira

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Germen Postma
Post date: 23 Sep 2017 - 15:17
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Distribution

Madeira is not mentioned in the list of islands in the Atlantic on the species account of Common Waxbill (Payne et al. 2018). The species is considered introduced in Madeira by recent authors (García-del-Rey 2011). Some photographs obtained at the river bed in Machico confirms the species is still present.

 

References

García-del-Rey, E. (2011). Aves de Macaronesia. Azores, Madeira, Islas Canarias, Cabo Verde. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Payne, R., Bonan, A. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61115 on 27 March 2018).

Recommended citation

Postma, G. (2017). Common Waxbill in Madeira. HBW Alive Ornithological Note. In: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com/node/1412879 on 14 December 2018).