Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Mali Firefinch (Lagonosticta virata) - HBW 15, p. 341

French: Amarante de Kulikoro German: Maliamarant Spanish: Amaranta de Mali
Other common names: Kulikoro/Blue-billed/Grey-backed Firefinch

Taxonomy: Lagonosticta rubricata virata Bates, 1932, Koulikoro, Mali.
Has been suggested as forming a superspecies with L. umbrinodorsalis and L. rhodopareia, and the three sometimes treated as conspecific; superspecies treatment, if appropriate, would presumably include also recently described L. sanguinodorsalis. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Senegal and S Mali.

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