Book about estrildid finches and parasiting whydahs

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Dear birdlovers,

On the moment I am writing a book about all the estrildian finches (more than 140 species) and about the subspecies and mutations. Every specie will be described on at least two pages with all the characteristics and of course beautiful images. The book will approximaly have about 500 pages. There will be also a chapter about the Safe the Gouldian Finch Fund.

I am collecting images of all the birds of the estrildian family:

•Gouldian Finch, Chloebia gouldiae
•Tawny-breasted Parrotfinch, Erythrura hyperythra
•Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Erythrura prasina
•Green-faced Parrotfinch, Erythrura viridifacies
•Tricolored Parrotfinch, Erythrura tricolor
•Red-eared Parrotfinch, Erythrura coloria
•Blue-faced Parrotfinch, Erythrura trichroa
•Papuan Parrotfinch, Erythrura papuana
•Red-throated Parrotfinch, Erythrura psittacea
•Red-headed Parrotfinch, Erythrura cyaneovirens
•Royal Parrotfinch, Erythrura regia
•Fiji Parrotfinch, Erythrura pealii
•Pink-billed Parrotfinch, Erythrura kleinschmidti
•Pictorella Mannikin (Munia), Lonchura pectoralis
•Mountain Firetail, Oreostruthus fuliginosus
•Beautiful Firetail, Emblema bella
•Red-eared Firetail, Emblema oculata
•Diamond Firetail, Emblema guttata
•Red-browed Finch, Neochmia temporalis
•Crimson Finch, Neochmia phaeton
•Star Finch, Bathilda ruficauda
•Double-barred Finch, Stizoptera bichenovii
•Painted Finch, Emblema pictum
•Zebra Finch, Poephila guttata
•Plum-headed Finch, Aidemosyne modesta
•Masked Finch, Poephila personata
•Long-tailed Finch, Poephila acuticauda
•Black-throated Finch, Poephila cincta
•Gray-headed Silverbill, Lonchura caniceps
•Bronze Mannikin, Lonchura cucullatus
•Black-and-white Mannikin, Lonchura bicolor
•Red-backed Mannikin, Lonchura nigriceps
•Magpie Mannikin, Lonchura fringilloides
•Madagascan Mannikin, Lonchura nana
•Indian Silverbill, Lonchura malabarica
•African Silverbill, Lonchura cantans
•Timor Sparrow, Lonchura fuscata
•Java Sparrow, Lonchura oryzivora
•White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata
•Javan Munia, Lonchura leucogastroides
•Dusky Munia, Lonchura fuscans
•Black-faced Munia, Lonchura molucca
•Nutmeg Mannikin / Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata
•Black-throated Munia, Lonchura kelaarti
•White-bellied Munia, Lonchura leucogastra
•Streak-headed Mannikin, Lonchura tristissima
•White-spotted Mannikin, Lonchura leucosticta
•Five-colored Munia, Lonchura quinticolor
•Tricolored Munia, Lonchura malacca
•Chestnut Munia, Lonchura atricapilla
•White-capped Munia, Lonchura ferruginosa
•White-headed Munia, Lonchura maja
•Pale-headed Munia, Lonchura pallida
•Great-billed Mannikin, Lonchura grandis
•Gray-banded Mannikin, Lonchura vana
•Gray-headed Mannikin, Lonchura caniceps
•Gray-crowned Mannikin, Lonchura nevermanni
•Hooded Mannikin, Lonchura spectabilis
•Forbes's Mannikin, Lonchura forbesi
•Hunstein's Mannikin, Lonchura hunsteini
•Yellow-rumped Mannikin, Lonchura flaviprymna
•Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, Lonchura castaneothorax
•Black Mannikin, Lonchura stygia
•Black-breasted Mannikin, Lonchura teerinki
•Eastern Alpine-Mannikin, Lonchura monticola
•Western Alpine-Mannikin, Lonchura montana
•Buff-bellied Mannikin, Lonchura melaena
•Red Avadavat, Amandava amandava
•Green Avadavat, Amandava formosa
•Orange-breasted Waxbill, Amandava subflava
•Red-headed Finch, Amadina erythrocephala
•Cut-throat Finch, Amadina fasciata
•Black-faced Quailfinch, Ortygospiza atricollis
•African Quailfinch, Ortygospiza fuscocrissa
•Black-chinned Quailfinch, Ortygospiza gabonensis
•Locust Finch, Ortygospiza locustella
•Violet-eared Waxbill, Granatina granatina
•Purple Grenadier, Granatina ianthinogaster
•Blue Waxbill, Uraeginthus angolensis
•Red-cheeked Cordonbleu, Uraeginthus bengalus
•Blue-capped Cordonbleu, Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
•Black-bellied Seedcracker, Pyrenestes ostrinus
•Crimson Seedcracker, Pyrenestes sanguineus
•Lesser Seedcracker, Pyrenestes minor
•Grant's Bluebill, Spermophaga poliogenys
•Western Bluebill, Spermophaga haematina
•Red-headed Bluebill, Spermophaga ruficapilla
•Dybowski's Twinspot, Euschistospiza dybowskii
•Dusky Twinspot, Euschistospiza cinereovinacea
•Pink-throated Twinspot, Hypargos margaritatus
•Red-throated Twinspot, Hypargos niveoguttatus
•Green-winged Pytilia, Pytilia melba
•Orange-winged Pytilia, Pytilia afra
•Red-billed Pytilia, Pytilia lineata
•Red-winged Pytilia, Pytilia phoenicoptera
•Yellow-winged Pytilia, Pytilia hypogrammica
•Brown Twinspot, Clytospiza monteiri
•Red-billed Firefinch, Lagonosticta senegala
•Brown Firefinch, Lagonosticta nitidula
•Bar-breasted Firefinch, Lagonosticta rufopicta
•Black-faced Firefinch, Lagonosticta larvata
•Black-bellied Firefinch, Lagonosticta rara
•Landana Firefinch, Lagonosticta landanae
•African Firefinch, Lagonosticta rubricata
•Mali Firefinch, Lagonosticta virata
•Rock Firefinch, Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis
•Chad Firefinch, Lagonosticta umbrinodorsalis
•Jameson's Firefinch, Lagonosticta rhodopareia
•Woodhouse's Antpecker, Parmoptila woodhousei
•Red-fronted Antpecker, Parmoptila rubrifrons
•Jameson's Antpecker, Parmoptila jamesoni
•White-breasted Nigrita, Nigrita fusconotus
•Chestnut-breasted Nigrita, Nigrita bicolor
•Pale-fronted Nigrita, Nigrita luteifrons
•Gray-headed Nigrita, Nigrita canicapillus
•Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Coccopygia quartinia
•Angolan Waxbill, Coccopygia bocagei
•Swee Waxbill, Coccopygia melanotis
•Shelley's Oliveback, Nesocharis shelleyi
•White-collared Oliveback, Nesocharis ansorgei
•Gray-headed Oliveback, Nesocharis capistrata
•Green Twinspot, Mandingoa nitidula
•Red-faced Crimsonwing, Cryptospiza reichenovii
•Abyssinian Crimsonwing, Cryptospiza salvadorii
•Dusky Crimsonwing, Cryptospiza jacksoni
•Shelley's Crimsonwing, Cryptospiza shelleyi
•Lavender Waxbill, Estrilda caerulescens
•Gray Waxbill, Estrilda perreini
•Cinderella Waxbill, Estrilda thomensis
•Anambra Waxbill, Estrilda poliopareia
•Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Estrilda paludicola
•Abyssinian Waxbill, Estrilda ochrogaster
•Orange-cheeked Waxbill, Estrilda melpoda
•Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Estrilda rhodopyga
•Arabian Waxbill, Estrilda rufibarba
•Black-rumped Waxbill, Estrilda troglodytes
•Common Waxbill, Estrilda astrild
•Black-lored Waxbill, Estrilda nigriloris
•Black-headed Waxbill, Estrilda atricapilla
•Black-crowned Waxbill, Estrilda nonnula
•Kandt's Waxbill, Estrilda kandti
•Black-faced Waxbill, Estrilda erythronotos
•Black-cheeked Waxbill, Estrilda charmosyna

Parasiting whydahs:

Cameroon indigobird (Vidua camerunensis)
Village indigobird (Vidua chalybeate)
Twinspot indigobird (Vidua codringtoni)
Straw–tailed Whydah (Vidua fischeri)
Variable indigobird/dusky indigobird (Vidua funerea)
Steel–blue whydah (Vidua hypocherina)
Exclamatory paradise whydah (Vidua interjecta)
Ba(r)ka indigobird (Vidua larvaticola)
Pin–tailed Whydah (Vidua macroura)
Jos Plateau indigobird (Vidua maryae)

I also search for images of juveniles in different stadia and mutations and subspecies.

I hope you can help me. A lot of (amateur)photographers help me already to help me to complete the book. Of course I will acknowledge you and name you in the back of the book. I am looking for images of 300 DPI or more. So far a lot of people helped me already, but still there are some rare species I can't find. I hope the people who read this can help me. The book will be first in Dutch and translated into English. So please don't pay attention to my English. It''s not my native language.

Thank you in advance!

G. J. Huisman
The Netherlands
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10 months 5 days ago #87407 by Lejint
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Thank you, very interesting books

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