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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Lagonosticta rara Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Estrildidae Family
9-10 cm Length
Dry savanna, grassland,  shrubland & agricultural land, between 750-1750 m. Found in:- Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda. Habitat
 eggs, incubation by female both parents days, fledging  days. Clutch
Insects, larvae, spiders, seeds and berries. Food  
8585 - TSN: 560647 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Estrildidae please send it to xeno-canto. 

AKA:- Czech: Amarant cernobrichý, amarant černobřichý
Danish: Sortbuget Amarant
German: Schwarzbauchamarant, Schwarzbauch-Amarant
English: Black bellied Firefinch, Black-bellied Fire Finch, Black-bellied Firefinch, Black-bellied Fire-Finch, Black-bellied Waxbill, Black-billed Firefinch
Spanish: Amaranta Ventrinegra, Pinzón Candela de Vientre Negro
Estonian: mustkőht-leekamadiin
Finnish: Ruohikkoruusupeippo
French: Amarante ŕ ventre noir, Sénégali ŕ ventre noir
Hungarian: feketehasú amarant
Italian: Amaranto pancianera, Amaranto ventrenero
Japanese: kuroharakougyokuchou
Japanese: クロハラコウギョクチョウ
Latin: Lagonosticta rara
Dutch: Zwartbuikamarant, Zwartbuik-amarant, Zwartbuikvuurvink
Norwegian: Sortbukamarant, Svartbukamarant
Polish: amarantka czarnobrzucha
Portuguese: Amarante-de-barriga-preta
Russian: Чернобрюхий амарант
Slovak: amarant čiernobruchý
Swedish: Svartbukad amarant
Swahili: Mtolondo Tumbo-jeusi
Chinese: 黑腹火雀


Lagonosticta rara
Lagonosticta rara forbesi
Lagonosticta rara neglecta
Lagonosticta rara rara

  • Lagonosticta rara rara: N Cameroon to n Zaire, s Sudan, n Uganda and w Kenya
  • Lagonosticta rara forbesi: Senegal to Nigeria

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