Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Brown Firefinch (Lagonosticta nitidula) - HBW 15, p. 340

French: Amarante nitidule German: Braunbürzelamarant Spanish: Amaranta Parda

Taxonomy: Lagonosticta nitidula Hartlaub, 1886, Mpala, Lake Tanganyika, DRCongo.
Forms a superspecies with L. rufopicta, and sometimes considered conspecific. Proposed race plumbaria (described from Sepupa, in NW Botswana) on average somewhat greyer than birds elsewhere in species' range, but no constant differences. Monotypic.

Distribution: Angola, SE DRCongo, SW Tanzania, Zambia, NE Namibia (Caprivi), N Botswana and NW Zimbabwe.

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