Estrildidae

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Estrildidae

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Small, often brightly colored, highly social birds with large, conical bills

Size

Number of genera, species

29 genera, 129 species

Habitat

Savanna, forest, and semi-desert Conservation status

Endangered: 2 species; Vulnerable: 8 species; Near Threatened: 6 species

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa, southeastern Asia, Australia, and South Pacific islands. Small populations have been introduced throughout other parts of the world

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa, southeastern Asia, Australia, and South Pacific islands. Small populations have been introduced throughout other parts of the world

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