Common Waxbill

Common waxbillThe common waxbill, also known as the St. Helena waxbill, is a small member of the finch family found through much of Africa south of the Sahara. They have been introduced to many countries, including Brazil, Portugal and the Seychelles.

As with most finches their diet consits of seeds supplemented with insectsduring the breeding season.

They weave nests from long grasses with a downward facing tunnel leading to the nest chamber, above the nest they often create another smaller chamber in which the male will roost.

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