Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Waxbills and Allies :: African Silverbill

African Silverbill Euodice cantans

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s):
Old scientific name(s): Lonchura cantans


The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Ayn Sahnawt, near Salalah, Oman - Oct 31, 2004 © Aurélien Audevard 
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(1) Senegambia, s. Mauritania, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, n. Ghana, n. Togo, n. Benin, n. Nigeria, n. Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, se. Egypt, and w. Sudan.
(2) Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, nw. Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, n. and c. Tanzania. Sw. Arabia from Mecca s. to Yemen and ne. to s. Oman.
Introduced to Hawaiian Is. (Kauai, Oahu, Maui), Puerto Rico.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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