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
Locality Antwikwaa, Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 10 April 2012 2 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 16 weeks ago 3.1