Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Yellow-winged Pytilia (Pytilia hypogrammica) - HBW 15, p. 332

French: Beaumarquet à ailes jaunes German: Rotmaskenastrild Spanish: Estrilda Aliamarilla
Other common names: Red-faced Pytilia, (Red-faced) Aurora Finch

Taxonomy: Pytelia hypogrammica Sharpe, 1870, Fantee, Ghana.
Probably forms a superspecies with P. phoenicoptera and P. lineata; was previously thought to form a superspecies with P. melba, but such a relationship not supported by results of molecular-genetic studies. Male having red wings, as well as red face, described as P. lopezi (type from near Bunda, in Central African Republic), but considered a morph or, possibly, a race of present species; further study required. Monotypic.

Distribution: Guinea-Bissau and W Guinea E to S Chad and W Central African Republic (on R Shari), S to coastal Ghana and Togo.

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