The violet-eared waxbill or common grenadier (Uraeginthus granatinus) is a common species of estrildid finch found in drier land of Southern Africa.

Habitat and Distribution

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.