Family Waxbills (Estrildidae)

Least Concern

White-bellied Crimson Finch (Neochmia evangelinae)


French: Diamant à ventre blanc German: Weißbauch-Sonnenamadine Spanish: Diamante escarlata ventriblanco

Neochmia evangelinae

D’Albertis and Salvadori

, 1879,

Fly River, 160 miles [c. 260 km], New Guinea


Hitherto treated as conspecific with N. phaeton, but differs in its paler coloration overall (1); narrow pale blue strip along base of bill#R (1); (in male) white vs black belly and vent (3); and considerably shorter tail (effect size for males based on published data#R, although n=8 for evangelinae, −2.98; score 2). Monotypic.

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S New Guinea (Trans-Fly region) and extreme NE Australia (W Cape York Peninsula); recent records from the N coast of New Guinea (Sentani, Nimbokrang) of uncertain origin#R.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). White-bellied Crimson Finch (Neochmia evangelinae). 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 on 12 December 2018).