The Black-rumped Waxbill (Estrilda troglodytes) is a common finch that occurs naturally in Africa (mostly Southern Africa) ; specifically the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia,Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.
They have also been introduced to France (introduced by Guadeloupe), Guadeloupe, Portugal, Puerto Rico, USA (introduced by Puerto Rico) and Virgin Islands (possibly extinct).
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