Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Dusky Twinspot (Euschistospiza cinereovinacea) - HBW 15, p. 333

French: Sénégali sombre German: Schieferastrild Spanish: Estrilda Sombría
Other common names: Dusky Firefinch

Taxonomy: Lagonosticta cinereo-vinacea Sousa, 1889, Quindumbo, Angola.
Forms a superspecies with E. dybowskii. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cinereovinacea ( Sousa, 1889) - W Angola.
  • graueri ( Rothschild, 1909) - mountains of Albertine Rift in DRCongo, SW Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

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