Malimbus

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Malimbus
Redheadedmalimbe.jpg
Malimbus rubricollis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Malimbus
Vieillot, 1805

Malimbus is a genus of birds in the Ploceidae family. It was erected by the French ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot in 1805.[1][2]

The genus contains the following ten species:[3]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Malimbus coronatus Red-crowned malimbe Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.
Malimbus cassini Cassin's malimbe Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Ghana.
Malimbus racheliae Rachel's malimbe Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria
Malimbus ballmanni Gola malimbe Gola Forest in Sierra Leone and in western Liberia, eastern Liberia to western Ivory Coast and Diecke Forest Reserve in Guinea
Malimbus scutatus Red-vented malimbe Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo
Malimbus ibadanensis Ibadan malimbe Nigeria
Blue-billed Malimbe - Ankasa - Ghana 14 S4E2092 (16198030075).jpg Malimbus nitens Blue-billed malimbe Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, and Uganda.
Redheadedmalimbe.jpg Malimbus rubricollis Red-headed malimbe Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.
Malimbus erythrogaster Red-bellied malimbe Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda.
Crested Malimbe - Kakum - Ghana S4E1412 (22229307983).jpg Malimbus malimbicus Crested malimbe Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre (1805). Histoire naturelle des plus beaux oiseaux chanteurs de la zone torride. Paris: J.E.G. Dufour. p. 71. OCLC 488519744. 
  2. ^ Mayr, Ernst; Greenway, James C. Jr, eds. (1962). Check-list of birds of the world. Volume 15. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 57. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Old World sparrows, snowfinches & weavers". World Bird List Version 7.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 1 July 2017.