Zebra Waxbill Sporaeginthus subflavus

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Distinctive, tiny, short-tailed waxbill. The underparts vary geographically from yellow to orange. The red rump is distinctive in flight. Found in wetlands, moist grasslands, and moist cultivation. Usually in small flocks. Call is a “svet” that is often repeated or given in chorus by a whole flock, especially in flight. Somewhat similar to Quailfinch but easily separated by yellow or orange underparts and by red rump.

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