Other Names: Lavender Finch, Red-tailed Waxbill, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill
Distribution: throughout west Africa; introduced to Hawaii
Size: 11 cm in length.
Plumage: Generally matte gray with a black eye marking extending from each side of the beak to slightly past the eyes. They have a few small, white spots on the flanks and a red rump and tail. Juveniles lack the white flank spots. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.