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Black-cheeked Waxbill

Brunhilda erythronotos (Vieillot, 1817)

The black-faced waxbill is a common species of estrildid finch found in southern Africa. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
   Brunhilda
Scientific:
  Brunhilda erythronotos


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1817)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. p.182

Protonym:
  Fringilla erythronotos

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  842FF43C77B64EB7

Avibase ID:
  avibase-842FF43C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/842FF43C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559982

Geographic range:

  • Brunhilda erythronotos [erythronotos or soligena]: Angola, sw Zambia, w Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, n S Africa
  • Brunhilda erythronotos delamerei: S Kenya to w Uganda and central Tanzania
English:
Black-cheeked Waxbill
Catalan:
estrilda caranegra
Czech:
astrild rudobřichý
Danish:
Alfeastrild
German:
Elfenastrild
Spanish:
Estrilda Carinegra Sureña
Spanish (Spain):
Estrilda carinegra sureña
Finnish:
naamiovahanokka
French:
Astrild à moustaches
Croatian:
ružičastotrba estrilda
Hungarian:
feketearcú asztrild
Italian:
Estrilda guancenere
Japanese (romaji):
hoogurokaedechou
Japanese:
ホオグロカエデチョウ
Lithuanian:
Juodaskruostė astrilda
Dutch:
Elfenastrild
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Alveastrild
Norwegian:
Alveastrild
Polish:
astryld czarnolicy
Portuguese:
Bico-de-lacre-de-faces-pretas
Russian:
Чернолицый астрильд
Slovak:
astrilda červenobruchá
Serbian:
Crnolika astrilda
Swedish:
snårastrild
Ukrainian:
Астрильд чорнощокий
Chinese:
黑颊梅花雀
Chinese (Traditional):
黑頰梅花雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Astrild à moustaches ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Astrild à moustaches ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Estrilda erythronotos [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Estrilda erythronotos [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Estrilda erythronotos [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Black-cheeked Waxbill ( Estrilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Black-faced Waxbill ( Brunhilda erythronotos) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Estrilda erythronotos [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Estrilda erythronotos [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Brunhilda [erythronotos or charmosyna] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Swartwangsysie
Catalan: estrilda caranegra
Czech: Astrild rudobrichý, astrild rudobřichý
Danish: Alfeastrild
German: Elfenastrild, Elfen-Astrild
English: Black cheeked Waxbill, Blackcheeked Waxbill, Black-cheeked Waxbill, Black-faced Waxbill, Blacktailed Waxbill
English, HBW: Black-faced Waxbill
English (IOC): Black-faced Waxbill
English (Kenya): Black-faced Waxbill
English (United States): Black-faced Waxbill
Esperanto: Ruĝdorsa estrildo
Spanish: Astrild de Mejillas Negras, Estrilda Carinegra, Estrilda carinegra sureña
Spanish (Spain): Estrilda Carinegra, Estrilda carinegra sureña
Spanish (HBW): Black-faced Waxbill
Estonian: vööttiib-amadiin
Finnish: Naamiovahanokka
French: Astrild à joues noires, Astrild à moustaches, Astrild à moustaches noires
Croatian: ružičastotrba estrilda
Hungarian: feketearcú asztrild
Italian: Astrilde guancenere, Estrilda guancenere
Japanese (romaji): hoogurokaedechou
Japanese: ホオグロカエデチョウ
Kwangali: Siguye
Scientific: Brunhilda erythronotos, Estrilda erythronotos, Estrilda erythronotos erythronotos, Estrilda erythronotus, Fringilla erythronotos
Lithuanian: Juodaskruostė astrilda
Dutch: Elfenastrild
Norwegian Nynorsk: Alveastrild
Norwegian: Alfeastrild, Alveastrild
Polish: astryld czarnolicy
Portuguese: Bico-de-lacre-de-faces-pretas
Portuguese (Portugal): bico-de-lacre-de-faces-pretas
Russian: Чернолицый астрильд, Чернощёкий астрильд
Slovak: astrilda červenobruchá
Serbian: Crnolika astrilda
Swedish: Älvastrild, snårastrild
Swahili: Mshigi Uso-mweusi
Tswana: Sentsipitsipi
Turkish: Kara yüzlü mumgaga
Tsonga: Xidzingirhi
Ukrainian: Астрильд чорнощокий
Chinese: 黑颊梅花雀
Chinese (Traditional): 黑頰梅花雀

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