Waxbill, Lavender 

Lavender Waxbill - Estrilda caerulescens
The Gambia - November 2018

The Lavender Waxbill is native to central Africa, it has been introduced into the state of Hawaii in the United States.  The Estrilda finches are thought to have originated in India, dispersing to Africa and to the east where they diversified into the several species currently in this genus.  The video framegrabs shown here are from recordings made in The Gambia during November 2018 - video link.

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