male; red bill red face and throat; grey crown and nape (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

Green-winged Pytilia
Pytilia melba

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a beautiful waxbill that shows extensive plumage variation across its range in southern and central Africa; female is somewhat duller than the male and lacks his red face.

yellow-green back; barred lower breast (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

white belly with black bars above; yellow upper breast (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

some red in the tail (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

comment (Zoo; 2012-09-19)