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Range DescriptionEstrilda thomensis was originally described in error as being from the island of São Tomé but is in fact restricted to south-western Angola (Namibe Province, north and east to south-western Huila Province and north to Fazenda do Cuito in Huambo) (Dean 2000) and extreme north-western Namibia (up to 50 km from the lower Cunene or Kunene River) (Harrison et al. 1997, C. Hines in litt. 2005). Overall, it has a large Extent of Occurrence of 95,400 km2. It is rare in Namibia, probably numbering fewer than 2,000 birds in total (Simmons and Brown 2006).