Lavender Waxbill (Lavender Firefinch, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill) - Estrilda Caerulescens


Lavender Waxbill (Lavender Firefinch, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill) - Estrilda Caerulescens
Lavender Waxbill (Lavender Firefinch, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill) - Estrilda Caerulescens
Lavender Waxbill (Lavender Firefinch, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill) - Estrilda Caerulescens
Lavender Waxbill (Lavender Firefinch, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill) - Estrilda Caerulescens
Price:$55.00
Identifications:
Origin: Africa
A small, almost entirely pearl- or dove-grey finch with a short but thickest blackish bill and crimson lower back to rump and base of tail. Sexes are alike, but female separable on call
Song:
The song is a thin and squeaky series of 'see-see-see-swee' notes.
Call:
A short, shrill, high-pitched 'squee', 'tsee' or an explosive 'tseet'; female has a distinctive two- or three-syllable 'tseeeht-tseeeht' contact note, male has characteristic 'see-you' response.