Mountain firetail

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Mountain firetail
Mountain Firetail.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Oreostruthus
De Vis, 1898
Species: O. fuliginosus
Binomial name
Oreostruthus fuliginosus
(De Vis, 1897)

The mountain firetail (Oreostruthus fuliginosus) is a common species of estrildid finch found in New Guinea. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 20,000-50,000 km2. It is the only species in the genus Oreostruthus.

It is commonly found in subtropical or tropical dry forest. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern.


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