Waxbill


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THREAT CATEGORY
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Sedentary. 

ABUNDANCE
Scarce.

HABITAT
Needs mild temperatures, therefore choosing river valleys, fertile river plains and campiña. Within these areas it inhabits riparian thickets, reedmace beds, orchards and some scrubland.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Year round presence. 

DISTRIBUTION
Much more frequent and better distributed in Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche than in the rest of the territory. In Seville there are some at least in stretches of the River Viar, some reservoirs (Azud del Esparragal, inlet waters of José Torán, La Roncadera Reservoir) and orchards close to some towns. In Córdoba occupies the banks of the Guadalquivir and the final stretches of some of its tributaries, as well as lower reaches of Bembézar River and its tributaries (La Rabilarga, Guadalora, etc). In Jaén has been recorded in the thickets of the Guadalquivir and in the lower reaches of Jándula and Rumblar, as well as rivers and streams of the campiña (Guadiel, Salado de Arjona, etc).

COMMENTS
This is the only introduced species (escaped cagebird) that has really invaded and colonised Sierra Morena. The first records date from the nineties but it was in the 2000-2010 that it really took off, an expansion that is no doubt continuing today.