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Common Waxbill

Estrilda astrild (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild), also known as the St Helena Waxbill, is a small passerine bird belonging to the estrildid finch family. It is native to sub-Saharan Africa but has been introduced to many other regions of the world and now has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km². It is popular and easy to keep in captivity. Source: Wikipedia




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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:
  61CB98C064F82462

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/61CB98C0

Taxonomic 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
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English:
Common Waxbill
Czech:
astrild vlnkovaný
German:
Wellenastrild
Danish:
Helena-astrild
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
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Vatreastrild
Polish:
astryld falisty
Portuguese:
Bico-de-lacre
Portuguese (Brazil):
Bico-de-lacre
Russian:
Волнистый астрильд
Slovak:
astrilda vlnkovaná
Swedish:
helenaastrild
Ukrainian:
Астрильд смугастий
Chinese:
梅花雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Astrild ondulé ( Estrilda astrild) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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James Lee Peters:
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James Lee Peters (original):
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James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
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South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Estrilda astrild [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Estrilda astrild [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Rooibeksysie, Rooibeksysie (Rooibekkie)
Catalan: Bec de corall senegalès
Catalan (Balears): Bec de corall senegalès
Czech: Astrild vlnkovaný
Danish: Helenaastrild, Helena-astrild
German: Wellenastrild, Wellen-Astrild
English: Astrild, Common Waxbill, Red-billed Waxbill, REed-billed Waxbill, Waxbill
English (IOC): Common Waxbill
English (Kenya): Common Waxbill
Spanish: Astrilda Común, Estrilda Común, Estrilda Ondulada, Pico de Coral, Pico de Lacre
Spanish (Spain): Estrilda Común
Spanish (HBW): Estrilda común
Spanish (Uruguay): Pico de Lacre
Estonian: vahanokk-amadiin
Basque: Bec de corall senegalès
Finnish: Vahanokka
French: Astrild à bec de corail, Astrild bec-de-corail, Astrild capucin, Astrild de Sainte-Hél, Astrild de Sainte-Hélène, Astrild gris, Astrild ondulé, Astrld bec-de-corail, Bec-de-corail ondulé, Sénégali ondulé
Galician: Bec de corall senegalès , Bico de coral común
Hebrew: אסטרילדה, פרושית מצויה
Hungarian: asztrild, Helena-pinty
Icelandic: Fagurstrildi
Italian: Astrilde comune, Astrilde di Sant'Elena, Estrilda comune
Japanese: onagakaedechou
Japanese: オナガカエデチョウ
Kwangali: Katjikilili
Scientific: Estrilda astrild, Estrilda astrild astrild, Loxia Astrild
Lithuanian: Paprastoji astrilda, Raiboji astrilda
Latvian: viļņainais vasknibis
Dutch: Sint-Helena fazantje, Sint-Helenafazantje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Vatreastrild
Norwegian: Helena astrild, Tigerfink, Vatreastrild
Polish: astryld falisty
Portuguese: beijo-de-moça, bico-de-lacre, Bico-de-lacre-comum
Portuguese (Brazil): beijo-de-moça, Bico-de-lacre, bico-de-lacre-comum
Portuguese (Portugal): Bico-de-lacre
Russian: Волнистый астрильд
Slovak: astrilda vlnkovaná
Slovenian: Recna astrilda, rečna astrilda
Serbian: Talasasta astrilda
Sotho, Southern: Borahane
Swedish: Helenaastrild
Swahili: Mshigi Kawaida
Turkish: Mumgaga
Tsonga: Xindzingiri bhanga
Tahitian: vini
Ukrainian: Астрильд смугастий
Xhosa: Intshiyane
Chinese: 梅花雀
Chinese (Traditional): 橫斑梅花雀
Zulu: iNtiyane

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