Black-throated Firefinch

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Black-faced Firefinch

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Black-throated Firefinch Alternate name
Lagonosticta larvata - Lagonosticta vinacea   Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Estrildidae Family
10 cm Length
Tropical (lowland) dry shrubland & savanna, between 0 & 1,700m. Found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad  Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, NigerNigeria, SenegalSierra Leone, Sudan, Togo and Uganda. Clutch
Seeds & insects Food  
8591 8592 Species lumped together World Number
Least Concern Status

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