Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Estrildidae > Genus: Estrilda > Species: Estrilda astrild

Common Waxbill - Estrilda astrild (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Breeding habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Astrild ondulé French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Astrild vlnkovaný Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Astrilde commune Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Astryld falisty Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bico-de-lacre Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Common Waxbill English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Helena-pinty Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Helenaastrild Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pico de Coral Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sint-Helenafazantje Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vahanokka Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Wellenastrild German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:16150 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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