Scaly-feathered Finch (Sporopipes squamifrons) - HBW 15, p. 136
French: Sporopipe squameux
Spanish: Tejedorcito Escamoso
Other common names: Scaly(-feathered)/Scaly-fronted Weaver
Taxonomy: Estrelda squamifrons A. Smith, 1836, Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Forms a superspecies with S. frontalis. Proposed race fuligescens (described from R Modder N of Bloemfontein, in Free State, South Africa) regarded as inseparable from individuals elsewhere in species' range. Monotypic.
Distribution: SW Angola, Namibia (except for coastal desert), extreme S Zambia, Botswana, W & C Zimbabwe, and NC & S South Africa (including isolated populations in SE Karoo).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird on a branch, then flying away. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 35 sec 4
Three birds around their communal nest site Locality Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 17 September 1999 1 year ago 31 sec 3.8
bird perched Locality Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi District, Botswana
Volkert van der Willigen 6 February 2005 3 years ago 7 sec 2.5
PhotosSee all 7 photos
A bird perching on the twig
Locality Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 10 April 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Two birds perched on fench-wire
Locality Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province, South Africa
jmdebruyn 16 November 2012 23 weeks ago 4
An adult perched in an acacia.
Locality Postmasburg, Northern Cape Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 4 February 2011 11 weeks ago 3.8
on the groud, facing the camera
Locality Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Georges Olioso 20 September 2004 3 years ago 3.7
A bird foraging on red sand.
Locality Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 5 April 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.6
A bird on a perch.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 3
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