Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens
Lavender Waxbill, Mole NP, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Mole NP, Ghana
June 2011

The Lavender Waxbill is distributed in West Africa in a band from Senegal to the Central African Republic. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in thickets and rank vegetation where it feeds mainly on seeds.

It is mostly pearl grey with a black line through the lores and eyes and a red rump and upper tail coverts.

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