African Firefinch

Lagonosticta rubricata - Amarante foncé

Amarante foncé
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Estrildidés

  • Genus
    :

    Lagonosticta

  • Species
    :

    rubricata

Descriptor

Lichtenstein, MHK, 1823

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 11 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Firefinch (Lagonosticta rubricata) is a species of bird in the Estrildidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Lagonosticta rubricata polionota (s Senegal to Nigeria)
  • Lagonosticta rubricata congica (Cameroon to s Sudan, w Uganda, s and e DRCongo and n Angola)
  • Lagonosticta rubricata haematocephala (e Sudan, Ethiopia, c and s Uganda, w and c Kenya south to Zambia, Malawi, E Zimbabwe, e Tanzania and n and c Mozambique)
  • Lagonosticta rubricata rubricata (s Mozambique and n and e South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Amarante foncé,
  • Amaranta ocre,
  • Peito-de-fogo-de-bico-azul,
  • Dunkelamarant,
  • sötétvörös amarant,
  • Donkerrode Amarant,
  • Amaranto africano,
  • Mörkröd amarant,
  • Svartnebbamarant,
  • amarant tmavý,
  • amarant tmavý,
  • Mørkerød Amarant,
  • tuliruusupeippo,
  • Kaapse Vuurvinkie,
  • amaranta fosca,
  • amarantka zmienna,
  • Тёмно-красный амарант,
  • カゲロウチョウ,
  • 灰顶火雀,
  • 灰頂火雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

Illustration

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