Lavender waxbill

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The lavender waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens) is a common species of estrildid finch native to Central Africa and successfully introduced on Hawai’i. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 620,000 km2.

It is found in subtropical/tropical (lowland) dry shrubland habitats in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo and the United States (Hawaii island only). The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern. source

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