French: Amarante de Kulikoro German: Maliamarant Spanish: Amaranta de Mali
Lagonosticta rubricata virata
See L. rhodopareia (above). Monotypic.
SE Senegal and S Mali.
10–11 cm; 8·5-10·9 g. Male has crown brownish-grey, mantle and back grey-brown, rump and uppertail-coverts red, tail black, outer margins of rectrices red; upperwing... read more
Male distance contact call a prolonged plaintive whistle, "feeu", descending from 5 kHz... read more
Rocky hillsides, grassy and bushy areas around base of rocky hills, and acacia (Acacia)... read more
Food and feeding
Small grass seeds, taken on the ground. Forages in pairs and singly, sometimes in small flocks.
Breeding records Jul–Dec. In courtship, male holds feather or grass stem by base in bill, bounces up and down on perch; females calls... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Niger Valley Secondary Area. Uncommon to locally common. In Senegal found only in SE (100 km S of Goudiry... read more
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