Family Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Least Concern

Vinaceous Firefinch (Lagonosticta vinacea)


Taxonomy

French: Amarante vineux German: Weinamarant Spanish: Amaranta vinosa
Taxonomy:

Estrelda vinacea

Hartlaub

, 1857,

Casamance, Senegal

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Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. larvata and L. nigricollis, but differs from latter in its crimson-pink vs mid-grey breast to vent in male (3); crimson-washed grey vs all-grey nape to back and wings in male (2); and pink-washed pale buff vs pale brownish-grey breast to vent in female (2). Differs from former in its lack of black belly in male (3); crimson-washed grey vs all-grey nape to back and wings in male, without latter’s deeper crimson tone to nape, sometimes extending to crown (3); and pink-washed pale buff vs brownish-grey breast to vent in female (2). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau E to N Guinea and W Mali (to Mandinga Mts).

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). Vinaceous Firefinch (Lagonosticta vinacea). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1344110 on 18 August 2018).