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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Infraordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea

Familia: Estrildidae
Genus: Uraeginthus
Species: U. angolensis - U. bengalus - U. cyanocephalus - U. granatina - U. ianthinogaster


Uraeginthus Cabanis, 1851
Vernacular names
čeština: motýlek

Uraeginthus is a genus of small seed-eating birds in the family Estrildidae that are found in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The genus was introduced by the German ornithologist Jean Cabanis in 1851.[1] The type species was subsequently designated as the red-cheeked cordon-bleu.[2] The name Uraeginthus combines the Ancient Greek words oura "tail" and aiginthos for an unknown bird, perhaps a finch.[3]

It contains the following three species:[4]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Blue waxbill (Uraeginthus angolensis cyanopleurus).jpg Uraeginthus angolensis Blue waxbill from Cabinda and the Congo to Kenya and Tanzania in the east south to northern South Africa
Red-cheeked cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus bengalus bengalus) male.jpg Uraeginthus bengalus Red-cheeked cordon-bleu Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania , Angola, south Democratic Republic of the Congo and north Zambia
Blue-capped Cordon-Bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephalus) 2 (44771771850).jpg Uraeginthus cyanocephalus Blue-capped cordon-bleu Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Tanzania in East Africa


Cabanis, Jean; Heine, Ferdinand (1851). Museum Heineanum : Verzeichniss der ornithologischen Sammlung des Oberamtmann Ferdinand Heine, auf Gut St. Burchard vor Halberstadt (in German and Latin). Volume 1. Halberstadt: R. Frantz. p. 171.
Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1968). Check-list of birds of the world. Volume 14. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. pp. 331–332.
Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2021). "Waxbills, parrotfinches, munias, whydahs, Olive Warbler, accentors, pipits". IOC World Bird List Version 11.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 13 July 2021.

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