Red Eared Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes

This is an other of my waxbills, the Red-eared Waxbill also known as the Black-rumped Waxbill, a friendly and unassuming bird, that can be quite hardy once acclimatized. I also keep the St. Helena Waxbill Estrilda astrild which is known as the Common Waxbill. To the untrained eye, these two separate species can be confused.