Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Woodhouse's Antpecker (Parmoptila woodhousei) - HBW 15, p. 305

French: Parmoptile à gorge rousse German: Woodhouse-Ameisenpicker Spanish: Estrilda Piquifina de Woodhouse
Other common names: Flowerpecker Finch, Flowerpecker Weaver/Weaver-finch

Taxonomy: Parmoptila Woodhousei Cassin, 1859, Camma River, Gabon.
Thought to form a superspecies with P. rubrifrons and P. jamesoni, and sometimes treated as conspecific; occurs close to latter in Central African Republic (R Ouissi) and in DRCongo (Ituri), but the two not known to be locally sympatric. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • woodhousei Cassin, 1859 - S Nigeria, S Cameroon and Gabon E to S Central African Republic, PRCongo and W DRCongo.
  • ansorgei E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 - N Angola.

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