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Western Bluebill (Spermophaga haematina).jpg
Western bluebill (Spermophaga haematina)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Spermophaga
Swainson, 1837

S. poliogenys
S. haematina
S. ruficapilla

The bluebills are the genus Spermophaga of the estrildid finches family. These birds are found in tropical Africa. They are gregarious seed eaters with short, thick, blue and red bills. All have plumage which is mainly crimson and black or dark grey.

The members are:


  • Clement, Harris and Davis, Finches and Sparrows ISBN 0-7136-8017-2