Orange-cheeked Waxbill

Estrilda melpoda

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Estrildid Finches (Estrildidae)

Code 4

OCHW

Code 6

ESTMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Orange-cheeked Waxbill Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: White-gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Orange-cheeked Waxbill Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 11 cm (4.5 in)
  • Weight: 9 g (0.33 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray, with yellow-orange on belly.
  • Upperparts: Gray with brown wings and back, and brick red rump.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Orange-cheeked Waxbill Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 17-19 cm (6.5-7.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Pink-brown
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