Orange-cheeked waxbill

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Johnny Wee shares two photos of the Orange-cheeked waxbill Estrilda melpoda that he encountered at Bishan Park, Singapore in August 2022.

Read about these finches which were seen in Bishan Park in 2016 and thought to have been released from captivity.

Photo 1: The waxbill clings to an upright leaf stalk(?) and has picked up a food item in its beak (caterpillar or plant part?)
Photo 2: The waxbill flying above a water plantain leaf.


Photographs © Johnny Wee.

Texts and captions by Teo Lee Wei.


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