Nonnatives - Orange-cheeked Waxbill

Orange-cheeked Waxbill - Estrilda melpoda


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1972

Extirpated year: Unknown

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to Africa and introduced into Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1972   Not reported breeding  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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