Black-chinned quailfinch

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Black-chinned quailfinch
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Ortygospiza
Species: O. gabonensis
Binomial name
Ortygospiza gabonensis
Lynes, 1914

The black-chinned quailfinch (Ortygospiza gabonensis) also known as the red-billed quailfinch, is a common species of estrildid finch found in central Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 450,000 km2. It is found in Angola, Burundi, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern. Some taxonomists consider it to be conspecific with the other species of quailfinch.


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