Rock Firefinch

The Rock Firefinch has a blue-grey bill, red back in the male and reddish brown back in the female and juvenile and broad primaries in both the adult and juvenile.

The Rock Firefinch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Results for: rock firefinchTranslations 1 - 30 of 116 English English Finnish Finnish rock firefinch nigerianruusupeippo, Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis african firefinch tuliruusupeippo, Lagonosticta rubricata jameson’s firefinch punaruusupeippo, Lagonosticta rhodopareia red-billed firefinch ruusupeippo, Lagonosticta senegala mali firefinch malinruusupeippo, Lagonosticta virata brown firefinch ruokoruusupeippo, Lagonosticta nitidula chad firefinch More

* Rock Firefinch, Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis * Black-throated Firefinch, Lagonosticta larvata * Black-faced or Vinaceous Firefinch, Lagonosticta (larvata) vinacea * Reichenow's Firefinch, Lagonosticta umbrinodorsalis Stub icon This Estrildidae-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v • d • e Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

described Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis and its brood parasite, the Jos Plateau Indigobird Vidua maryae. The complete study of the breeding biology of these species is yet to be undertaken and their total population density has not been determined. In this study, the population density of the Rock Firefinch and the Jos Plateau Indigobird will be determined using line transects and Distance sampling. The breeding biology of these birds will be studied over two breeding seasons. More

Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis = Described by: Payne (1998) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range N. Nigeria; Jos Plateau. More

loose flock of about 10 Rock Firefinch foraging on and between rocks. Rather pleased with our good start we headed back to the vehicle, notching up Bruce’s Green Pigeon and Speckle-fronted Weaver as we went. Our aim was to get to the plains north of Mora before the searing heat; it was only 7 am and already starting to warm up rather too enthusiastically. Soon though we reached our destination, and started out across the plains in search of our quarry, a certain buttonquail-esque bird of uncertain origins. More

Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Rock Firefinch and Jos Plateau Indigobird near Mora, Chad Firefinch and Emin’s Shrike near Poli, Egyptian Plover, White-throated Francolin and Oriole Warbler at Benoue, Yellow-winged Pytilia, White-collared Starling and Spotted Thrush Babbler at Ngaoundaba Ranch, West African Batis and Forest Woodhoopoe near Yaounde, White-throated Blue Swallow at the Sanaga River, Bannerman’s Turaco and Banded Wattle-eye in the Bamenda Highlands, and Mount Kupe Bush-Shrike, White-throated Mountain-Babbler, Alexander’s Akalat, White-bellied Akalat and Tit-Hylia at Kupe/Bakossi. More

Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis Nigerian endemic species Photo: Tasso Leventis Nigeria has only 4 endemic species, 2 of which occur only on the Jos Plateau, Rock Firefinch Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis and Plateau Indigobird Vidua maryae. Of the other 2, Ibadan Malimbe Malimbus ibadanensis is restricted to a small area in the degraded forest belt of the south-west and the Anambra Waxbill Estrilda poliopareia is only found in the southern part of the Niger Delta. More

The Rock Firefinch has a distinctive song, which is mimicked by the brood-parasitic Jos Plateau Indigobird Vidua maryae, which occurs within the range of the firefinch and whose songs led to the discovery of the firefinch. The firefinch's habitat is also distinctive: bushy and grassy rocky outcrops on the Jos Plateau and inselbergs to the north and east. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Lagonosticta
Species : sanguinodorsalis
Authority : Payne, 1998