Bar-breasted Firefinch (Lagonosticta rufopicta) - HBW 15, p. 338
French: Amarante pointé
Spanish: Amaranta Barrada
Other common names: Speckled Firefinch
Taxonomy: Estrilda rufopicta Fraser, 1843, Cape Coast Castle, Ghana.
Forms a superspecies with L. nitidula, and sometimes considered conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rufopicta ( Fraser, 1843) - Senegal, Gambia, SW Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Nigeria, Cameroon, S Chad and Central African Republic.
- lateritia Heuglin, 1864 - S Sudan, NE DRCongo, W Ethiopia, Uganda and SW Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Birds on the ground 2 Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 5 years ago 28 sec 4
Birds on the ground 1 Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 5 years ago 36 sec 3.7
Birds on the ground 3 Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 5 years ago 20 sec 3
male sheltering from the sun
Locality Hans Cottage, Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana (ssp rufopicta)
Nik Borrow 19 April 2009 1 year ago 4.3
An adult on the ground
Locality Brenu, Central Region, Ghana (ssp rufopicta)
Arthur Grosset 30 May 2011 1 year ago 3.9
Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Dr_M_Zieger 2 February 2015 10 weeks ago 3
Adult male perched on a wall
Locality Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ssp lateritia)
MichaelP 5 October 2014 33 weeks ago 3
A pair sitting together.
Locality Hans Cottage, Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana
Ken Havard 27 November 2009 4 years ago 2
- No sound recordings available yet