Rock firefinch

Rock firefinch

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Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis

The rock firefinch is a species of estrildid finch found in the Jos Plateau of central Nigeria and in Cameroon. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 29,000 km². The rock firefinch was discovered recently, in 1998. Rock firefinches fall in the family Estrildidae, which contains small passerine birds of the Old World and Australasia. Rock firefinches seem to be most closely related to Mali firefinches and Chad firefinches. The species name sanguinodorsalis means blood-red back, which was chosen because it describes the vibrant red back color of the male plumage. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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Rock firefinch habitat map

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References

1. Rock firefinch Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_firefinch
2. Rock firefinch on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22728552/111143926
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/617892

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