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 30 weeks ago 8 sec 3
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