Lavender Waxbill

Other Names: Lavender Finch, Red-tailed Waxbill, Red-tailed Lavender Waxbill

Distribution: throughout west Africa; introduced to Hawaii

Description:

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.

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Lavender Waxbill

Lavender Waxbill

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
seeds
Regions
hawaii
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
Urban
Grasslands
Color
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
estrildid finches - estrildidae
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species