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Waxbill: Grey

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Lizet Grobbelaar
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Waxbill: Grey

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:08 pm

Grey Waxbill Estrilda thomensis
Habitat: In South Africa we found them mostly in the coastal thickets of Kwazulu Natal and the Sand forest at the Mkhuze Game Reserve. They also like the lowland evergreen forest.
Upper parts are grey with black lores extending behind the eye.
Upper tail is the same dark grey as the upper parts, and under tail coverts blackish.
Rump is a crimson red.
Flanks are grey.
Bill is a black/darkgrey.
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(sorry about the bad quality, it was taken in the film era...)

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Re: Waxbill: Grey

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:49 pm

Great sighting :clap: St Lucia and Bonamanzi in Northern KZN are the two places i've managed these so far :D
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Re: Waxbill: Grey

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:21 pm

Thanks Rusty! Will remember for next time. We definitely need a better photo of this one...

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Re: Waxbill: Grey

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:03 pm

Pigeon Valley, Durban

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Re: Waxbill: Grey

Unread post by hilda » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:24 pm

We need to go out and do some birding! How beautiful is this little bird! :dance: :dance:
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