Estrilda erythronotos    Black-faced Waxbill  Swartwangsysie
Black-faced Waxbill
Lephalale, May 2018

Probably a breeding resident. An arid savanna species, it is fairly common and widespread in the surrounding thorn savanna but in the Waterberg it is uncommon and largely restricted to the fringes and where thornveld pockets exist (79% out, 21% in; recorded in 19% of the Waterberg pentads); found in pairs or in family groups of up to 10 birds.
Black-faced Waxbill Waterberg distribution

tuis       home      bird list      next