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 4 years ago 28 sec 4
Birds on the ground 1 Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 4 years ago 36 sec 3.7
Birds on the ground 3 Locality Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 4 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 38 weeks ago 4.5
An adult on the ground
Locality Brenu, Central Region, Ghana (ssp rufopicta)
Arthur Grosset 30 May 2011 46 weeks ago 4
Adult male perched on a wall
Locality Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ssp lateritia)
MichaelP 5 October 2014 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.2
A pair sitting together.
Locality Hans Cottage, Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana
Ken Havard 27 November 2009 4 years ago 2
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