Chestnut-breasted nigrita

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Chestnut-breasted nigrita
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita specimen RWD.jpg
specimen at Nairobi National Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Nigrita
Species: N. bicolor
Binomial name
Nigrita bicolor
(Hartlaub, 1844)

The chestnut-breasted nigrita (Nigrita bicolor) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,000,000 km².


The chestnut-breasted nigrita inhabits subtropical/ tropical (lowland) forest, mangrove and shrubland habitats of Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo & Uganda. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.