Pretty bird with an ugly name

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The Common Waxbill is a pretty type of finch, much more attractive than its Plain Jane name.

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They’re common enough, but not an everyday sight.  It’s nice to see a small flock of them doing their thing.

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Like most small birds, they move pretty fast and don’t sit still for long.

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They’re from Africa and supposedly have only been in Hawaii since the late 1970s.

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Author: oahu nature blog

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