A total of 55 dogs were taken into RSPCA care during the dawn raids yesterday as part of a joint probe by the charity and police codenamed Operation Waxbill
investigated suspected illegal puppy farms in the region
Other species include Canary, Japanese Bantham, Button Quail, Waxbill
, Wagtail, Californian Quail, BulBul, Silver Bill, Diamond Dove, Crested Society and Java sparrow among others.
The Blue Waxbill
is usually seen in loose groups, or in pairs when breeding and, they are often in the company of other small seed-eaters.
Estrildidae Euodice cantans African silverbill Estrilda troglodytes Black rumped waxbill
Amadina fasciatus Cut-throat Lagonosticta Senegal Red-billed firefinch Estrilda troglodytes Black-rumped waxbill
Uraeginthus bengalus Red-cheeked cordon bleu Serinus leucopygius White rumped seedeater 16.
Using survival regression to study patterns of expansion of invasive species: will the common waxbill
expand with global warming?
Body mass and moult cycles in adult Orange-checked Waxbill
Estrilda melpoda in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
The common waxbill
's habit of adorning its nests with fur plucked from carnivore scat turns out to discourage attacks from predators.
Mass BMR [+] Order and species (g) (mL [O.sub.2][cdotp] [g.sup.-1][cdotp][h.sup.-1]) Passerifomes Goldcrest, Regulus 5.5 6.0 regulus Verdin, Auriparus 6.4 4.3 flaviceps Black-rumped Waxbill
, 6.1 3.7 Estrilda troglodytes Parula Warblet, Parula 7.0 3.1 americana Apodiformes Rivoli's Hummingbird, 6.6 2.8 Eugenes fulgens Coraciiformes Puerto Rican Tody, 6.3 [++] 3.2 [ss] Todus mexicanus Order and species Reference Passerifomes Goldcrest, Regulus Gavrilov and Dol'nik cited in regulus Pinowski and Kendeigh (1977) Verdin, Auriparus Buttemer et al.
Parasitism of the common waxbill
, Estrilda astrild, by the pin-tailed widow-bird, Vidua macroura.