Red-winged Pytilia (Pytilia phoenicoptera) - HBW 15, p. 332
French: Beaumarquet aurore
Spanish: Estrilda Alirroja
Other common names: Crimson-winged Pytilia, Aurora Finch/Waxbill/Pytilia
Taxonomy: Pytilia phoenicoptera Swainson, 1837, West Africa = Gambia.
Probably forms a superspecies with P. hypogrammica and P. lineata, and has been considered conspecific with latter; previously thought to be close to P. afra, but such a relationship not supported by results of molecular-genetic studies. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- phoenicoptera Swainson, 1837 - Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, S Mali and N Ivory Coast E to SE Burkina Faso, Benin and N Nigeria.
- emini E. J. O. Hartert, 1899 - Cameroon, S Chad, Central African Republic, S Sudan, NE DRCongo and N Uganda.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Adult bird takes a bath. Locality Faraba Banta Bush Track, Faraba Banta, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp phoenicoptera)
Yoel Jimenez 14 November 2014 6 weeks ago 33 sec 4.8
A male in a tree, preening Locality Butiaba Escarpment, Uganda (ssp emini)
Josep del Hoyo 30 August 2006 8 years ago 33 sec 3.2
A male in a tree Locality Butiaba Escarpment, Uganda (ssp emini)
Josep del Hoyo 30 August 2006 8 years ago 22 sec 2.7
A male in a tree, preening the wing Locality Butiaba Escarpment, Uganda (ssp emini)
Josep del Hoyo 30 August 2006 8 years ago 27 sec 2.7
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