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Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Nigrita bicolor Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Estrildidae Family
10cm Length
Tropical lowlands, rainforest, mangroves, shrubland & plantations. Found in:-  Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, [Gulf of Guinea:- Sao Tome and Principe,] Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo & Uganda. Habitat
 eggs, incubation by female both parents days, fledging  days. Clutch
Insects, larvae, spiders, seeds and berries. Food  
8555 - TSN: 561614 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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

AKA:- Czech: Cernoušek hnedoprsý, černoušek hnědoprsý
Danish: Brunbrystet Skovastrild
German: Zweifarbenschwärzling, Zweifarben-Schwärzling
English: Chestnut breasted Negrofinch, Chestnut Negrofinch, Chestnut-breasted Blackfinch, Chestnut-breasted Negro Finch, Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Chestnut-breasted Negro-Finch, Chestnut-breasted Nigrita
Spanish: Nigrita Pechirrufa, Pinzón Negro de Pecho Castańo
Estonian: kastan-amadiin
Finnish: Tervapeippo
French: Bengali brun ŕ ventre roux, Nigrette ŕ ventre roux, Sénégali brun ŕ ventre roux
Hungarian: kétszínű négerpinty
Italian: Nigrita pettocastano
Japanese: chabarakurokinpara, kuriharakurokimpara, kuriharakurokinpara
Japanese: クリハラクロキンパラ, チャバラクロキンパラ
Latin: Nigrita bicolor
Dutch: Bruinborstnegervink, Bruinborst-negervink
Norwegian: Brunbrystet skogfink, Kastanjeastrild
Polish: nigrita rdzawobrzucha
Portuguese: Negrinha-de-peito-castanho
Russian: Двухцветная нигрита
Slovak: cernácik dvojfarebný, černáčik dvojfarebný
Swedish: Tvĺfärgad negerfink
Chinese: 栗胸黑雀


Nigrita bicolor
Nigrita bicolor bicolor
Nigrita bicolor brunnescens
Nigrita bicolor saturatior
Nigrita bicolor saturatior

  • Nigrita bicolor bicolor: Sierra Leone to Ghana
  • Nigrita bicolor brunnescens: Nigeria to Angola and Zaire; Príncipe I.
  • Nigrita bicolor saturatior: E Zaire and Uganda

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