Mali firefinch

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Mali firefinch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lagonosticta
Species: L. virata
Binomial name
Lagonosticta virata
(Bates, 1932)

The Mali firefinch (Lagonosticta virata) is a species of estrildid finch found in Western Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 120,000 km2. It is found in Mali and Senegal. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern. It is also the mascot of Mali.

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