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The violet-eared waxbill or common grenadier (Uraeginthus granatinus) is a common species of estrildid finch found in drier land of Southern Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,300,000 km².
It is found in subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry shrubland and savanna habitats in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.