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Lavender Waxbill

Estrilda caerulescens


  • West Africa


  • Grasslands


  • 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.

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