Uraeginthus granatina  Violet-eared Waxbill  Koningblousysie
Violet-eared Waxbill
Lephalale, Jun 2015

Probably a breeding resident. Fairly common in the surrounding thorn savanna but scarce and localised in the Waterberg occurring mostly on the fringes and in pockets of thornveld (29% in, 71% out; recorded in 31% of the Waterberg pentads); found singly or in pairs. Breeds in late summer. Parasitised by Shaft-tailed Whydah which has a similar distribution.
Violet-eared Waxbill Waterberg distribution
Violet-eared Waxbill male and female
Marakele National Park, Mar 2018

male left, female right

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