Rock Firefinch

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Rock Firefinch

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Alternate name
Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Estrildidae Family
Tropical (lowland) dry grassland, dry shrubland below 900 m. Endemic to Nigeria. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Seeds & insects Food  
TSN: 560651 World Number
Least Concern Status

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  Czech: amarant rudohřbetý
Danish: Josamarant
German: Felsenamarant
English: Rock Firefinch, Rock Firefinch.
Spanish: Amaranta Roquera, Pinzón Candela Rocoso
Finnish: nigerianruusupeippo
French: Amarante des rochers, Amarante du plateau de Jos
Latin: Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis
Norwegian: Steinamarant
Polish: amarantka czerwonogrzbieta
Russian: Скалистый амарант
Slovak: amarant cervenochrbtý
Swedish: Klippamarant
Chinese: 岩火雀
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