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Common Waxbill
Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris] (= Estrilda astrild) (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
  Estrilda

Scientific:
  Estrilda astrild

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.173

Protonym:
  Loxia Astrild

Avibase ID:
  ED43F1A8D71D5B16

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 179610

Geographic range:

  • Estrilda astrild astrild: W South Africa and se Botswana. This species also is introduced on Trinidad and in Brazil
  • Estrilda astrild [jagoensis or sousae]: Coastal w Angola (Benguela and Moçamedes)
  • Estrilda astrild occidentalis: Ghana to CAR, middle Congo River and ne Democratic Republic of the Congo; Bioko
  • Estrilda astrild kempi: Sierra Leone to s Guinea and Liberia
  • Estrilda astrild rubriventris: Coastal Gabon and lower sw Congo to nw Angola
  • Estrilda astrild angolensis: Plateau of w Angola
  • Estrilda astrild niediecki: Angola to sw Zambia, ne Namibia, n Botswana and w Zimbabwe
  • Estrilda astrild damarensis: Namibia and nw Cape Province
  • Estrilda astrild peasei: Ethiopia
  • Estrilda astrild minor: S Somalia to e Kenya, ne Tanzania, Zanzibar and Mafia I.
  • Estrilda astrild massaica: Kenya e of Rift Valley to interior n Tanzania
  • Estrilda astrild [cavendishi or schoutedeni]: Tanzania, se Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Malawi to Zimbabwe, Mozambique
  • Estrilda astrild macmillani: South Sudan
  • Estrilda astrild adesma: Uganda to e Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, w Kenya, nw Tanzania
  • Estrilda astrild tenebridorsa: E South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • Estrilda nigriloris: Swamps of se Democratic Republic of the Congo (no published records since 1950)
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Common or Black-faced Waxbill
Czech:
  astrild vlnkovaný
German:
  Wellenastrild
Danish:
  Helenaastrild
Spanish:
  Estrilda Común
Finnish:
  vahanokka
French:
  Astrild ondulé
Icelandic:
  Fagurstrildi
Italian:
  Astrilde di Sant'Elena
Japanese:
  onagakaedechou
Japanese:
  オナガカエデチョウ
Dutch:
  Sint-helenafazantje
Norwegian:
  Vatreastrild
Polish:
  astryld falisty
Portuguese:
  Bico-de-lacre
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Bico-de-lacre
Russian:
  Волнистый астрильд
Slovak:
  astrilda vlnkovaná
Swedish:
  Helenaastrild
Chinese:
  梅花雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Common Waxbill ( Estrilda astrild) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Common Waxbill ( Estrilda astrild) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Common Waxbill ( Estrilda astrild) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Common Waxbill ( Estrilda astrild) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Rooibeksysie
Catalan: Bec de corall senegalès
Catalan (Balears): Bec de corall senegalès
Czech: astrild vlnkovaný
Danish: Helenaastrild
German: Wellenastrild
English: Common or Black-faced Waxbill, Common Waxbill
Spanish: Estrilda Común, Pico de Coral
Spanish (Uruguay): Pico de Lacre
Estonian: vahanokk-amadiin
Basque: Bec de corall senegalès
Finnish: vahanokka
French: Astrild ondulé, Astrild ondulé ou A. à masque noir
Galician: Bico de coral común
Hebrew: אסטרילדה
Hungarian: asztrild
Icelandic: Fagurstrildi
Italian: Astrilde comune, Astrilde di Sant'Elena
Japanese: onagakaedechou
Japanese: オナガカエデチョウ
Kwangali: Katjikilili
Latin: Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris], Estrilda astrild
Lithuanian: Raiboji astrilda
Dutch: Sint-helenafazantje
Norwegian: Vatreastrild
Polish: astryld falisty
Portuguese: Bico-de-lacre
Portuguese (Brazil): Bico-de-lacre
Russian: Волнистый астрильд
Slovak: astrilda vlnkovaná
Slovenian: rečna astrilda
Sotho, Southern: Borahane
Swedish: Helenaastrild
Swahili: Mshigi Kawaida
Turkish: Mumgaga
Tsonga: Xindzingiri bhanga
Tahitian: vini
Xhosa: Intshiyane
Chinese: 梅花雀
Chinese (Traditional): 橫斑梅花雀
Zulu: iNtiyane

 

         

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