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Species Guide

Angolan Waxbill

Coccopygia bocagei

The Angola waxbill, known scientifically as Coccopygia bocagei, is a charming estrildid finch that graces the landscapes of Angola with its presence. This small bird is a delight to observe, with its distinctive features and behaviors.

Identification Tips

When seeking out the Angola waxbill, one should look for a bird that may share similarities with the swee waxbill, as some taxonomists argue they are conspecific. Pay close attention to the subtle differences that may set them apart.


This species is a true Angolan endemic, favoring the unique environments that this region has to offer.


As its name suggests, the Angola waxbill is found exclusively within the borders of Angola, where it has adapted to the local conditions.

Conservation status

Bird enthusiasts can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the Angola waxbill is currently listed as Least Concern by the IUCN, indicating a stable population within its natural habitat.


For those who wish to delve deeper into the life and status of the Angola waxbill, references such as the IUCN Red List and various taxonomic identifiers are available for further research and exploration.

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