Black-bellied firefinch

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Black-bellied firefinch
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lagonosticta
Species: L. rara
Binomial name
Lagonosticta rara
(Antinori, 1864)

The black-bellied firefinch (Lagonosticta rara) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 2,300,000 km².

It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo and Uganda. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.