Common (St. Helena) Waxbill - Estrilda astrild
Adult: finely barred, except for pale face, bright red eye-stripe, wax-red bill and small pinkish patch on lower breast and belly.
Song is a low, harsh rising 'tcher-tcher-preeee', 'cher-cher-cher', occasionally folowed by a 'dit' note or a descending 'chewi-chee'.
Commonest call is a sharp, abrupt 'pit' or 'thick', often repeated when alarmed or excited, also a soft 'chip' and a nasal 'cher-cher-cher'.
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