Black-bellied Firefinch (Lagonosticta rara) - HBW 15, p. 337
French: Amarante à ventre noir
Spanish: Amaranta Ventrinegra
Other common names: Black-bellied Waxbill, Black-bibbed Firefinch
Taxonomy: Habropyga rara Antinori, 1864, between White Nile and Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- forbesi Neumann, 1908 - SE Senegal, SW Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and N Sierra Leone E to Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
- rara ( Antinori, 1864) - Cameroon E to S Sudan, NE DRCongo, Uganda and extreme W Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
PhotosSee all 7 photos
A male on a perch
Locality El Mas‘udiya, Blue Nile State, Sudan
hythumm 15 October 2014 1 year ago 4.2
Adult male feeding on the ground.
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp rara)
Oliver Fowler 6 September 2012 1 year ago 4
male and female drinking
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (ssp rara)
Nik Borrow 13 March 2014 2 years ago 3.9
Adult male perched
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon
Markus Lilje 14 April 2011 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.5
Female in cultivation near Masindi on the Hoima Road
Locality Masindi, Uganda (ssp rara)
Phil Gregory 30 May 2014 2 years ago 3
A male feeding on the ground
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (ssp forbesi)
Arthur Grosset 3 June 2011 2 years ago 3
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