Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Rock Firefinch (Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis) - HBW 15, p. 342

French: Amarante des rochers German: Felsenamarant Spanish: Amaranta Roquera
Other common names: Rock Finch

Taxonomy: Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis Payne, 1998, Taboru, Jos Plateau, Nigeria.
Presumably part of the possible superspecies formed by L. virata, L. umbrinodorsalis and L. rhodopareia. Differs in plumage from L. umbrinodorsalis, but appears to be nearly identical to it vocally. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Nigeria (Jos Plateau, Kagoro, Panshanu, and Mandara Hills) and adjacent NW Cameroon (N of R Benue, E to Maroua).

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