Estrilda caerulescens | lavender waxbill

Introduced

Other Names: lavender firefinch

The lavender waxbill prefers dry areas near water sources. Keep an eye out for it feeding on seeds and insects in lawns and tall grasses. While small at 4 ½ inches long, they are noticeable by their lavender-grey body with red rump and tail. They are native to Africa.

Hotspots for lavender waxbill

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest

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Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands

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