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Estrilda troglodytes

Basic information
Scientific name Estrilda troglodytes

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Common names Black-rumped waxbill, Red-eared waxbill, Grey waxbill
Higher taxon Estrildidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range W, C, and E Africa, Canary Islands.
Habitat Swamp, riverside, shrub, grass land
Invasion information
Range in Japan There is a record of breeding in Tokyo, and occurrence in Osaka and Saitama Prefs. Range in Japan
Date Found in 1961 to 1981, in eastern Japan.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Spain, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Clement et al. (1993) Finch & Sparrow. Christpher Helm, London.
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-12)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.