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Birdwatching in Africa - Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Coccopygia quartinia


The Yellow-bellied Waxbill (Coccopygia quartinia) is species of estrildid finch native to East Africa. The bird is now named yellow-bellied swee.

It breeds in east central and south-eastern Africa. Some taxonomists consider it to be conspecific with the swee waxbill.

Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Length: 9 - 10 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 6 - 8 g
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species



From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male



From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.


Listen to the Yellow-bellied Waxbill

Remarks from the Recordist

Calls from a fairly large flock of this species moving through a weedy margin of a road through secondary forest.


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T103815089A104209739.
https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103815089A104209739.en. Downloaded on 21 August 2019.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: 6 November 2019 (Date of first photo that I could use)
Location: Bale Mountains National Park, Dinsho Headquarter, Ethiopia


Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Coccopygia quartinia
Yellow-bellied Waxbill - 6 November 2019 - Bale Mountains National Park, Dinsho Headquarter, Ethiopia



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