Magpie Mannikin (Spermestes fringilloides) - HBW 15, p. 361
French: Capucin pie
Spanish: Capuchino Pío
Other common names: Pied Mannikin/Munia/Grassfinch/Weaver Finch, Giant Mannikin, Magpie Munia
Taxonomy: Plocus [sic] fringilloides Lafresnaye, 1835, India; error = Liberia.
Genus often subsumed in Lonchura. Birds from Dondo Forest, in S Mozambique, described as race pica, but appear to differ little from those elsewhere in species' range. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia E, very patchily, to Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, S Sudan and W Ethiopia, S to Gabon, N & SW Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, S Mozambique and E South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A brief view of an adult perched on top of a bush before it disappears Locality Zomba Plateau, Southern Region, Malawi (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 18 October 2005 2 years ago 8 sec 3.3
A bird perched on some grass
Locality Libreville, Estuaire Province, Gabon
PaulvanGiersbergen 21 September 2013 15 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Antwikwaa, Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 10 April 2012 3 years ago 4.3
An adult perched feeding
Locality Atewa Range, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 29 January 2013 1 year ago 3.7
Front view of a perched adult.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 8 August 2006 1 year ago 3.6
Pair at nest in resort.
Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Tom Tarrant 8 January 2006 5 years ago 3.3
Front view of a bird perched overhead on a branch.
Locality Bigodi Swamp, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 12 February 2014 32 weeks ago 3.1