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Porto de pesca de Portimão
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Passeriformes > Estrildidae

Black-rumped Waxbill

Estrilda troglodytes

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A tiny finch of dry grasslands, thickets, and grassy woodlands. Similar to Common Waxbill, but note black rump, unbarred back, white (not dark) undertail, and square-tipped tail. Sexes are similar, but males have a faint pink wash on the underparts that females lack. Gives various nasal and rasping calls; song is two note ‘chee-churr!’. Native to Africa and introduced to several Caribbean islands, Japan, Spain, and the Hawaiian islands (apparently now extirpated).

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