Species named “raricola” because song was considered to mimic that of Black-bellied Firefinch (Lagonosticta rara); type series, however, included material of two species; specimen chosen as holotype of “Vidua raricola” proved to be of the form that instead is song mimic of Zebra Waxbill (Amandava subflava), whereas species that mimics song of L. rara now known to be V. camerunensis. Monotypic.
Sierra Leone, Ghana, Togo#R, Nigeria, Cameroon, SW Sudan, S South Sudan, NE DRCongo, and W Ethiopia (Jimma).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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