Close

Buy Tickets Online


Learn About Memberships

Search the Zoo for:

Close or Press [ESC]

Lavender Waxbill

Estrilda caerulescens

Range

  • West Africa

Habitat

  • Grasslands

Diet

  • Aphids
  • Seeds
  • Nectar
  • Pollen

They live in pairs or family flocks of up to twelve individuals that will perform a bow to greet one another.

These fast birds are very active during the day, springing around out of curiosity and in search of food. At night they will roost in a nest, that they have either built or stolen and will sometimes sleep hanging upside down on a branch.

Explore More Animals