Black-headed waxbill

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Black-headed waxbill
Black-headed waxbill (Estrilda atricapilla).jpg
at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Rwanda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Estrilda
Species: E. atricapilla
Binomial name
Estrilda atricapilla
Verreaux & Verreaux, 1851

The black-headed waxbill (Estrilda atricapilla) is a common species of estrildid finch found in central Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 620,000 km2.

It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern.

The eastern subspecies E. a. kandti is sometimes treated as a separate species, Kandt's waxbill.

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