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
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Birds on the ground 1 Locality Central Region, Ghana
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Birds on the ground 3 Locality Central Region, Ghana
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