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Common or Black-faced Waxbill

Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris] (= Estrilda astrild) (Linnaeus, C 1758)

The common waxbill, 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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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
   Estrilda
Scientific:
  Estrilda astrild


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.173

Protonym:
  Loxia Astrild

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727080


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  ED43F1A8D71D5B16

Avibase ID:
  avibase-ED43F1A8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/ED43F1A8


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
  • Estrilda nigriloris: Swamps of se Democratic Republic of the Congo (no published records since 1950)
  • Show more...
English:
Common or Black-faced Waxbill
French:
Astrild ondulé ou A. à masque noir


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])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Common or Black-faced Waxbill ( Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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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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
Esperanto: Koralbeka estrildo
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 (romaji): onagakaedechou
Japanese: オナガカエデチョウ
Kwangali: Katjikilili
Scientific: Estrilda [astrild or nigriloris], Estrilda astrild, Estrilda astrild astrild, Loxia 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
Ukrainian: Астрильд смугастий
Xhosa: Intshiyane
Chinese: 梅花雀
Chinese (Traditional): 橫斑梅花雀
Zulu: iNtiyane

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