Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch (Nigrita bicolor) - HBW 15, p. 306

French: Nigrette à ventre roux German: Zweifarbenschwärzling Spanish: Negrita Pechirrufa
Other common names: Cinnamon-breasted Negrofinch, Chestnut-breasted Nigrita

Taxonomy: Pytelia bicolor Hartlaub, 1844, Ghana.
Poorly differentiated race saturatior sometimes synonymized with brunnescens. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bicolor ( Hartlaub, 1844) - W Gambia, SW Senegal (Casamance), Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SW Mali, E Sierra Leone and Liberia E to Togo.
  • brunnescens Reichenow, 1902 - S Nigeria, Príncipe I, C & S Cameroon and S Central African Republic S to N Angola and DRCongo (from lower R Congo E to Upper Uele, C Ituri, Kasai and Manyema).
  • saturatior Reichenow, 1902 - Albertine Rift in NE DRCongo and Uganda.

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