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Blue Waxbill
Blue Waxbill

Blue waxbill

Blue Waxbill
Study With Safari Guides in Botswana What safari guide should know:
This is a bird you will get to know well no matter which guide training course you do with us. They are magnificent and confiding birds. Blue waxbill are useful for alerting field guides to small predators such as snakes, owls, genets etc.
They often make their untidy grass nests in trees near wasp’s nests. This may be to protect the nest but another theory is that it indicates an absence of predatory ants that would kill the chicks.
Identification: The only pastel blue small seed-eater in the region. Males are more blue than females.
Distribution in Botswana: Absent only from the very dry-west
FGASA Level 1 Course Specialist Birding Course