Pytilia melba  Green-winged Pytilia  Gewone Melba
Green-winged Pytilia
Marakele National Park, Mar 2018

A breeding resident. A thornveld species which is fairly common and widespread in the surrounding thorn savanna but is largely restricted to the fringes of the Waterberg where this habitat exists (67% out, 33% in; recorded in 45% of the Waterberg pentads); found singly or in pairs; it is parasitised by the Long-tailed Paradise Whydah and the two species have similar distributions. Breeds in late summer.
Green-winged Pytilia Waterberg distribution

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