Common Waxbill

Estrilda astrid

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Estrildid Finches (Estrildidae)

Code 4

COMW

Code 6

ESTAST

ITIS

HEAD

Common Waxbill Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Eyeline
  • Crown Color: Brown-gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray-tan
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: Pale gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Waxbill Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 11-13 cm (4.3-5.1 in)
  • Weight: 11 g (0.38 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Brown-gray, with red on the belly.
  • Upperparts: Brown-gray with faint barring.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 12-14 cm (4.72-5.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown-gray with faint barring.
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Brown to black.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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