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Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)

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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Estrilda
Species: astrild

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Honolulu, Hawaii (2 reports)

By Grasmussen
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Member Notes:

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Neutral Grasmussen On Mar 15, 2009, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4a) wrote:

Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild) a native of Africa was introduced to Oahu Island, Hawaii, in the early 1900s. Today they are one of the most abundant birds on Oahu. Feeding primarily on grass seeds, flocks of 10 to 50 Common Waxbills can be seen foraging, in the large open grassy lawns, of Kapi'olani Park, between Waikiki and Diamond Head Crater.

Positive judith1951 On Jun 15, 2009, judith1951 from Honolulu, HI
(Zone 3b) wrote:

The common waxbill has been seen in small mixed feeding flocks in a grassy area in downtown Honolulu in KawaiaHa'o Plaza fronting King St. and on the campus of the University of Hawai'i, Manoa campus near Dean Hall. Oh da cute!

Timer: 9.36 jiffies (0.093563079833984).


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