Brown firefinch

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Brown firefinch
Brown Firefinch, Garneton, Kitwe, Zambia (16410046988).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lagonosticta
Species: L. nitidula
Binomial name
Lagonosticta nitidula
Hartlaub, 1886

The brown firefinch (Lagonosticta nitidula) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Southern Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,300,000 km2.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern.


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