Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Black-bellied Firefinch (Lagonosticta rara) - HBW 15, p. 337

French: Amarante à ventre noir German: Schwarzbauchamarant 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.

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