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Disambiguation: the name Black-cheeked Waxbill is also used for Estrilda erythronotos

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Location: Langano, Ethiopia, Africa

Alternative name: Red-rumped Waxbill

Brunhilda charmosyna

Estrilda charmosyna



Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Tanzania.



There are two subspecies[1]:

  • B. c. charmosyna:
  • B. c. kiwanukae:


Dry thorn scrub, usually on the ground in cover.



Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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