Whydahs and Indigobirds (Viduidae)

Barka Indigobird (Vidua larvaticola) - HBW 15, p. 229

French: Combassou barka German: Barkawitwe Spanish: Viuda de Barka
Other common names: Black-faced Firefinch Indigobird, Bakra/Baka Indigobird; Pale-winged Indigobird (when treated as conspecific with V. wilsoni, V. nigeriae and V. camerunensis)

Taxonomy: Vidua larvaticola Payne, 1982, Zaria, Nigeria.
Often treated as conspecific with V. wilsoni, V. nigeriae and V. camerunensis. Precise geographical distribution uncertain; population in Chad and Central African Republic may consist of this species, V. camerunensis or both, and those in Ethiopia, currently treated within present species, may be referable to V. camerunensis; further study required. Monotypic.

Distribution: Guinea-Bissau, S Mali, NE Ivory Coast, NW Ghana, Nigeria, C Cameroon, S Chad, N & NW Central African Republic, W & E Sudan, and NW & W Ethiopia (adjacent to Gallabat area of Sudan, L Tana region, and Gambela).

  • Least Concern
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