Sentence Examples


  • The little rooibek of South Africa (Estrilda astrild) has been so long and well established in St Helena that it is known in the bird trade as the St Helena waxbill, and the brilliant scarlet weaver of Madagascar (Foudia madagascariensis) inhabits as an imported bird Mauritius, the Seychelles and even the remote Chagos Islands.
  • A small pool of water had attracted some birds, 12 Black-rumped waxbills.
  • A little farther along was an elusive male Blue Rock Thrush and a noisy group of about twenty common waxbills.
  • From about Christmas onwards, Orange-breasted waxbills frequent the marsh.
  • I saw two Orange-cheeked waxbills, which were very nice, and much better than my previous views behind wire in an aviary.

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