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
A male on a perch
Locality El Mas‘udiya, Blue Nile State, Sudan
hythumm 15 October 2014 5 weeks ago 4.1
Adult male feeding on the ground.
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp rara)
Oliver Fowler 6 September 2012 5 weeks ago 4
male and female drinking
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (ssp rara)
Nik Borrow 13 March 2014 42 weeks ago 3.9
Female in cultivation near Masindi on the Hoima Road
Locality Masindi, Uganda (ssp rara)
Phil Gregory 30 May 2014 32 weeks ago 3
A male feeding on the ground
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (ssp forbesi)
Arthur Grosset 3 June 2011 1 year ago 3
A male on a twig
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 10 February 2012 2 years ago 2.8
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