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Lavender Waxbill

The Lavender Waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens), is a common species of estrildid finch native to Central Africa and widely introduced in the USA. It has an estimated global range of 385,250 square miles.

It is found in subtropical/tropical (lowland) dry shrubland habitats in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo & USA (breeding). The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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Lavender Waxbill