Black-rumped (Red-eared, Grey) Waxbill - Estrilda Troglodytes


Black-rumped (Red-eared, Grey) Waxbill - Estrilda Troglodytes
Black-rumped (Red-eared, Grey) Waxbill - Estrilda Troglodytes
Black-rumped (Red-eared, Grey) Waxbill - Estrilda Troglodytes
Black-rumped (Red-eared, Grey) Waxbill - Estrilda Troglodytes
Price:$35.00
Identifications:
Origin: Africa (Senegal, Gambia, Guines)
Adult male: rump to tail black; white in outer tail feathers, pale pink tinge to breast and belly.
Adult female: as adult male, but lacks pink tinge to breast and belly
Song:
Male is a loud, explosive rising (on second syllable) 'tche-tcheer, che-eeer' or 't,chu-wee"; female is a shorter but also explosive 'pwich pwich' or and ascending 'pwich cheee'.
Call:
A loud repeated 'cheu-cheu', 'chit-chit' or a 'chihooee'; in flight, flocks constantly give a 'tiup-tiup-tiup'.