Estrildidae (waxbills, munias, mannikins…)

Under construction

Number of genera: 33
Number of species: 144
Number of species completed: 39XXX
In French: page des astrilds, capucins, bengalis en Français

SF Lonchurinae:


Genus Erythrura – 13 species
* Gouldian Finch Chloebia gouldiae
Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch Erythrura hyperythra
Pin-tailed Parrotfinch Erythrura prasina
Green-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura viridifacies
Tricoloured Parrotfinch Erythrura tricolor
Red-eared Parrotfinch Erythrura coloria
Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa
Papuan Parrotfinch Erythrura papuana
Red-throated Parrotfinch Erythrura psittacea
Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens
Royal Parrotfinch Erythrura regia
Fiji Parrotfinch Erythrura pealii
Pink-billed Parrotfinch Erythrura kleinschmidti


Genus Heteromunia – 1 species
Pictorella Mannikin Heteromunia pectoralis


Genus Oreostruthus – 1 species
Mountain Firetail Oreostruthus fuliginosus


Genus Stagonopleura – 3 species
Beautiful Firetail Stagonopleura bella
Red-eared Firetail Stagonopleura oculata
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata


Genus Neochmia – 2 species
* Red-browed Finch Neochmia temporalis
* Black-bellied Crimson Finch Neochmia phaeton


Genus Emblema – 1 species
Painted Finch Emblema pictum


Genus Taeniopygia – 3 species
* Timor Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata
* Australian Zebra Finch Taeniopygia castanotis
* Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenovii


Genus Aidemosyne – 1 species
Plum-headed Finch Aidemosyne modesta


Genus Bathilda – 1 species
Star Finch Bathilda ruficauda


Genus Poephila – 3 species
* Masked Finch Poephila personata
* Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda
Black-throated Finch Poephila cincta


Genus Spermestes – 5 species
Grey-headed Silverbill Spermestes caniceps
* Bronze Mannikin Spermestes cucullata
* Black-and-white Mannikin Spermestes bicolor
* Red-backed Mannikin Spermestes nigriceps
* Magpie Mannikin Spermestes fringilloides


Genus Lepidopygia – 1 species
Madagascan Mannikin Lepidopygia nana


Genus Euodice – 2 species
* Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica
African Silverbill Euodice cantans


Genus Lonchura – 31 species
Timor Sparrow Lonchura fuscata
* Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora
* White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
* Javan Munia Lonchura leucogastroides
Dusky Munia Lonchura fuscans
* Black-faced Munia Lonchura molucca
* Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
Black-throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti
* White-bellied Munia Lonchura leucogastra
Streak-headed Mannikin Lonchura tristissima
White-spotted Mannikin Lonchura leucosticta
Five-coloured Munia Lonchura quinticolor
Tricoloured Munia Lonchura malacca
* Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla
White-capped Munia Lonchura ferruginosa
* White-headed Munia Lonchura maja
* Pale-headed Munia Lonchura pallida
Great-billed Mannikin Lonchura grandis
Grey-banded Mannikin Lonchura vana
Grey-headed Mannikin Lonchura caniceps
Grey-crowned Mannikin Lonchura nevermanni
Hooded Mannikin Lonchura spectabilis
Forbes’s Mannikin Lonchura forbesi
Hunstein’s Mannikin Lonchura hunsteini
Yellow-rumped Mannikin Lonchura flaviprymna
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lonchura castaneothorax
Black Mannikin Lonchura stygia
Black-breasted Mannikin Lonchura teerinki
Eastern Alpine-Mannikin Lonchura monticola
Western Alpine-Mannikin Lonchura montana
Buff-bellied Mannikin Lonchura melaena

SF Estrildinae:


Genus Amandava – 3 species
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava
Green Avadavat Amandava formosa
* Zebra Waxbill Amandava subflavus


Genus Amadina – 2 species
Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala
* Cut-throat Finch Amadina fasciata


Genus Ortygospiza – 4 species
Black-faced Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis
African Quailfinch Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
Black-chinned Quailfinch Ortygospiza gabonensis
Locust Finch Ortygospiza locustella


Genus Granatina – 2 species
Violet-eared Waxbill Granatina granatina
* Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster


Genus Uraeginthus – 3 species
* Blue-breasted Cordonbleu Uraeginthus angolensis
* Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Uraeginthus bengalus
* Blue-capped Cordonbleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus


Genus Pyrenestes – 3 species
Black-bellied Seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor


Genus Spermophaga – 3 species
Grant’s Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina
* Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapilla


Genus Euschistospiza – 2 species
Dybowski’s Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii
Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea


Genus Hypargos – 2 species
Pink-throated Twinspot Hypargos margaritatus
Red-throated Twinspot Hypargos niveoguttatus


Genus Pytilia – 5 species
* Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba
Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra
Red-billed Pytilia Pytilia lineata
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera
Yellow-winged Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica


Genus Clytospiza – 1 species
Brown Twinspot Clytospiza monteiri


Genus Lagonosticta – 11 species
* Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
Brown Firefinch Lagonosticta nitidula
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta
Black-faced Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara
Landana Firefinch Lagonosticta landanae
* African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata
Mali Firefinch Lagonosticta virata
Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis
Chad Firefinch Lagonosticta umbrinodorsalis
Jameson’s Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia


Genus Parmoptila – 3 species
Woodhouse’s Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei
Red-fronted Antpecker Parmoptila rubrifrons
Jameson’s Antpecker Parmoptila jamesoni


Genus Nigrita – 4 species
* White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons
* Grey-headed Nigrita Nigrita canicapillus


Genus Coccopygia – 3 species
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia
Angolan Waxbill Coccopygia bocagei
Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis


Genus Nesocharis – 3 species
Shelley’s Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi
* White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei
Grey-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata


Genus Mandingoa – 1 species
* Green Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula


Genus Cryptospiza – 4 species
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni
Shelley’s Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi


Genus Estrilda – 17 species
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens
Grey Waxbill Estrilda perreini
Cinderella Waxbill Estrilda thomensis
Anambra Waxbill Estrilda poliopareia
Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola
Abyssinian Waxbill Estrilda ochrogaster
Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda
* Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga
Arabian Waxbill Estrilda rufibarba
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes
* Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Black-lored Waxbill Estrilda nigriloris
Black-headed Waxbill Estrilda atricapilla
* Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula
Kandt’s Waxbill Estrilda kandti
Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda charmosyna

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SP # 45 14/02/18 Lonchura punctulata   S
Scaly-breasted Munia (constr.) – – – Capucin damier ( full )

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