Family: Estrildidae (twinspots, firefinches, waxbills and mannikins)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Amadina erythrocephala (Red-headed finch) 

Amadina fasciata (Cut-throat finch)

Coccopygia melanotis (Swee waxbill) 

Coccopygia quartinia (Yellow-bellied waxbill, East African swee) 

Estrilda astrild (Common waxbill) 

Estrilda erythronotos (Black-faced waxbill, Black-cheeked waxbill) 

Estrilda perreini (Grey waxbill) 

Estrilda thomensis (Cinderella waxbill) 

Granatina granatina (Violet-eared waxbill) 

Sporaeginthus subflavus (Orange-breasted waxbill, Zebra waxbill) 

Uraeginthus angolensis (Blue waxbill)

Hypargos margaritatus (Pink-throated twinspot) 

Hypargos niveoguttatus (Red-throated twinspot) 

Lagonosticta nitidula (Brown firefinch) 

Lagonosticta rhodopareia (Jameson's firefinch) 

Lagonosticta rubricata (African firefinch, Blue-billed firefinch) 

Lagonosticta senegala (Red-billed firefinch) 

Mandingoa nitidula (Green twinspot) 

Ortygospiza atricollis (African quailfinch, Quail finch) 

Paludipasser locustella (Locustfinch) 

Cryptospiza reichenovii (Red-faced crimsonwing) 

Pyrenestes minor (Lesser seedcracker, Nyasa seedcracker) 

Pytilia afra (Orange-winged pytilia, Golden-backed pytilia) 

 

Pytilia melba (Green-winged pytilia, Melba finch) 

Spermestes bicolor (Red-backed mannikin) 

Spermestes cucullatus (Bronze mannikin) 

Spermestes fringilloides (Magpie mannikin, Pied mannikin) 

 
 

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