French: Sénégali de Verreaux German: Perlastrild Spanish: Estrilda golirrosa
Madagascar; error = Coguno, Inhambane district, Mozambique
S Mozambique (S of R Save), NE South Africa (E Limpopo S to N KwaZulu-Natal) and E Swaziland.
12–13·5 cm; 13 g. Male has crown to back brown, rump and uppertail-coverts dull reddish-pink, tail dark brown, edged pinkish, wing brown; face and sides of... read more
Close contact call a soft rising "seesee" or "sisi"; distance call or alarm a... read more
Dry woodland with dense undergrowth and thickets, sand forest, palm scrub, thorny cover along edge... read more
Food and feeding
Small grass seeds; insects. Forages on ground. Generally in pairs or in small family groups; often with other waxbills. Inconspicuous.
Breeds in Jan in South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal). No information on courtship behaviour. Nest an ovoid structure with side entrance, made from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in South-east African Coast EBA. In South Africa, considered "near-threatened" owing to small range.... read more
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