The Swee Waxbill (Afrikaans name, Suidelike Swie),is a tiny little bird with beautiful colouring and red eyes.

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The Swee Waxbill is endemic to the Eastern coast of Southern Africa and is a common resident of grassy areas and gardens.

The male has a black head whilst the female has a grey head.

Their call is a soft pitched swie, swie, swieeeuuu.

These were busy munching the grass seeds in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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