Red-billed Firefinch

The Red-billed Firefinch is 10 cm in length. The adult male has entirely scarlet plumage apart from brown wings. The bill is pink, and there is a yellow eye-ring. Females have uniformly brown upperparts and buff underparts. There is a small red patch in front of both eyes, and the bill is pink.

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

The red-billed firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) is aptly named for its fiery plumage and matching red bill. The bird’s only distinctive marking, other than slightly duller color on the wings, is its brilliantly yellow eye ring, and even the legs and feet are red. Female birds lack the red coloration and instead are a more camouflaged olive yellow. These birds can be found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and are common in mixed flocks near urban and suburban areas. More

Male Red-billed Firefinch in Senegal Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Estrildidae Genus: Lagonosticta Species: L. More

The Red-billed Firefinch is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on grain and other seeds. Nesting / Breeding: The nest is a large domed grass structure with a side entrance, built low in a bush, wall or thatch into which 3-6 white eggs are laid. The nest of this species is parasitised by the Village Indigobird. Description: The Red-billed Firefinch is 10cm in length. More

English name: Red-billed Firefinch, Senegal Firefinch, and common Firefinch Spanish name: Pinzón Candela de Pico Rojo, Amaranta del Senegal French name: Amaranthe à bec rouge, Amarante du Sénégal German name: Senegalamarant, Roter Amarant Italian name: Amaranto del Senegal, Amaranto beccorosso Portugal name: Peito-de-fogo-de-bico-vermelho Dutch name: Roodsnavelvuurvink, Senegal Vuurvink Russian name: Крошечный амарант Natural Range: In the wild Firefinches lives in large groups and usually found in savannah woodland. More

Red-billed Firefinch by Kenya Birds "The most common of Kenya's Firefinches..." * Excellent Photo of the Red-billed Firefinch by Wildlife * FireFinch Information Page The Finchworld Waxbill Index Copyright 2001-2005 Finchworld, Inc. More

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The Red-billed Firefinch is heavily parasitised by the Village Indigobird. More

page 1061 also a picture of the Red-billed Firefinch on page 1056. The Red-billed Firefinch belongs to the family of birds classified as Estrildidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Red-billed Firefinch is also known by these other names: Firefinch, Common Firefinch, Senegal Firefinch. In the previous edition of Roberts (ie 6th edition) the Red-billed Firefinch was called the The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Lagonosticta
Species : senegala
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)