Madagascan mannikin

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Madagascan mannikin
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Scientific classification
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Lepidopygia

Species:
L. nana
Binomial name
Lepidopygia nana
(Pucheran, 1845)
Synonyms

Lemuresthes nana

The Madagascan mannikin (Lepidopygia nana) is a common species of estrildid finch native to Madagascar. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 100,000 to 1,000,000 km2.

This bird is also known as Madagascar Munia, Bibfinch, African Bibfinch, African Parsonfinch, or Dwarf Mannikin.

It is found in subtropical and tropical dry forest, grassland, shrubland and even artificial landscapes. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Lepidopygia nana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 May 2018.