Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)

Common Waxbill

It is a smallish finch, with a red bill, long tail, and short wings. The plumage is almost entirely gray, accentuated by gray-brown bars, a dark vent, and conspicuous red mask. Often occurring in vocal groups in reedy and grassy areas in its African range, otherwise, in urban areas. It has been … Read more