Brown Firefinch (Lagonosticta nitidula) - HBW 15, p. 340
French: Amarante nitidule
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male preening Locality Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (ssp plumbaria)
Alex García · Videoaves 4 January 2008 5 years ago 12 sec 4.9
A bird feeding in short grass Locality Kalizo Lodge, Katima Mulilo, Caprivi Region, Namibia (ssp plumbaria)
Keith Blomerley 11 January 2007 5 years ago 19 sec 3
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