Green-winged Pytilia

It is found in most of Africa south of the Sahara.

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The Green-winged Pytilia is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Green-winged Pytilia, an estrildid finch found in Africa * Green-winged Bulbul, or Sunda Bulbul * Green-winger Macaw, or Red-and-green Macaw See also - * Green Wing Disambig gray.svg This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. More

The Green-winged Pytilia (Pytilia melba) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 6,000,000 square kilometres (2,300,000 sq mi). It is found in most of Africa south of the Sahara. It has two subspecies, nominate melba and citerior, which are sometimes treated as separate species. References - 1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2008). Pytilia melba. More

Introduction The Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba is a small granivorous bird commonly found in semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa (Dean 2005). Despite its abundance, little is known about the moult patterns and morphometrics of this species in South Africa. For example, moult information is inferred from either studies on P. melba populations at the periphery of their distribution (Dean 1971) or from studies in neighbouring countries (e.g. Taylor 1965, Tyler 2001). More

The green-winged pytilia has a uniformly olive-green back and wings as shown in the image of a male above and a female in the first three slideshow images. The image above was made in Tarangire in April 2004; roll your cursor over it to see another image of the same male. More

also a picture of the Green-winged Pytilia on page 1056. The Green-winged Pytilia belongs to the family of birds classified as Estrildidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Green-winged Pytilia is also known by these other names: Crimson-faced Waxbill. In the previous edition of Roberts (ie 6th edition) the Green-winged Pytilia was called the Melba Finch The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Pytilia
Species : melba
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)