Crimson-rumped Waxbill (Estrilda rhodopyga)
aka Rosy-rumped Waxbill

Appearance
Crimson-rumped Waxbill are a tiny, 4" (10cm) bird, with very finely barred brown plumage on top, while the underparts are again finely barred, but a pale buff. Red rump and eye-streak, along with parts of the wings and tail. Its bill is either black or gray. Eyes are brown.

Habits
Crimson-rumped Waxbill are seen in small groups, flying from grass clump to grass clump.

Diet
Crimson-rumped Waxbill eat grass seed.

Resident
Crimson-rumped Waxbill are found in the west of Kenya, below 1,800 metres. Often seen near water, in thickets, tall grasslands and cultivated areas.

Extra Crimson-rumped Waxbill Facts
Crimson-rumped Waxbill are not seen in arid areas, unless there has been recent heavy rainfall.

Photographs
Photographed in Kenya's Nairobi NP.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:bird, kenya, rosy-rumped waxbill, waxbill, wildlife

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Crimson-rumped Waxbill