Violet-eared waxbill

Uraeginthus granatinus

The violet-eared waxbill or common grenadier is a common species of estrildid finch found in drier land of Southern Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,300,000 km².

The phylogeny has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.
Violet-eared Waxbill female - Posing Colors A Violet-eared Waxbill female poses with colors vibrant and bright.  Photographed in the wilds of Namibia, southwestern Africa.  These small birds are very quick and will only gather in flocks around watering holes.   Geotagged,Namibia,Uraeginthus granatinus,Violet-eared waxbill,beautiful,colorful,pose,purple,vibrant,violet

Habitat

It is found in subtropical/ tropical dry shrubland and savanna habitats in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyEstrildidae
GenusUraeginthus
SpeciesU. granatinus
Photographed in
Namibia