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St Helena Waxbill - Caged Bird African Estrilda Astrild Bird

St Helena Waxbill Caged Bird African

Notable traits of the St Helena Waxbill Bird: Caged Bird African (Estrilda Astrild )
Latin Name: Estrilda Astrild
Common Name: St Helena Waxbill
Description: Male and female are similar in appearance. Upper parts light brownish grey with cross barring. Deep scarlet eye stripe running narrowly under, as well as more widely above the eye. Throat and ear coverts silky white, usually tinged with pink or grey. Underparts as upper but much paler. Ventral area rosy red. Undertail coverts white, usually tinged with pink. Rump, upper tail coverts and tail black. There is a great deal of variation in the amount of red on the underparts. Bill bright red to crimson
Trainability: Very Low
Length: 4.5 inches
Average Lifespan: 10 years
Diet: Feeds both on the ground and from growing vegetation. Takes grass and other seeds together with midges and small insects.
Housing: Cage or Avairy
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Aviculture: Yes Often
Average Clutch Size: 4-6
Habitat: Africa
References: SeedToyEggfood
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