Orange-breasted Waxbill

Sporaeginthus subflavus

This is one of the more difficult waxbills to track down. Fortunately, south east Gauteng seems to be a reliable area for these spectacular little birds. I first recorded them with David Letsoala in June 2011 while investigating Eendracht road near Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. Since then, I have seen them on a number of occasions at Eendracht road and Marievale Bird Sanctuary near Nigel.


Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Rietvlei-OBW-398-3 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Orange-breasted Waxbill (female) / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Rietvlei-OBW-309 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Rietvlei-OBW-201-2 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Orange-breasted Waxbill (juvenile) / Eendracht Road, Suikerbosrand, Gauteng, South Africa Orange-breasted Waxbill (female) / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Rietvlei-OBW-453 Rietvlei-OBW-361 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Rietvlei-OBW-329 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2018 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Marievale Bird Sanctaury, Nigel, Gauteng, South Africa Rietvlei-OBW-187 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Crake Road, Zaagkuildrift, South Africa / 17 January 2015 Orange-breasted Waxbill (juvenile) / Eendracht Road, Suikerbosrand, Gauteng, South Africa Orange-breasted Waxbill (juvenile) / Eendracht Road, Suikerbosrand, Gauteng, South Africa Orange-breasted Waxbill (juvenile) / Eendracht Road, Suikerbosrand, Gauteng, South Africa Orange-breasted Waxbill / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 15 February 2012 Orange-breasted Waxbill / Eendracht Road, Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 04 May 2012
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