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Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Estrilda rhodopyga

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Small gray-brown finch with fiery reddish patches all over the body. Combination of bright red eyerbrow and similarly colored rump patch distinguishes this species from other waxbills. Inhabits both dry and wet areas with extensive tall and grassy vegetation. Associates with other waxbills, as well as other species of estrelid finches. Native to eastern Africa; introduced to Singapore and parts of Japan.

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