Rock firefinch

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Rock firefinch
Rock Firefinch (Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis), crop.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lagonosticta
Species: L. sanguinodorsalis
Binomial name
Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis
Payne, 1998

The rock firefinch (Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis) is a species of estrildid finch found in northern Nigeria. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 29,000 km². The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Description[edit]

The Rock firefinch has a blue-grey bill, red back in the male and reddish brown back in the female and juvenile and broad primaries in both the adult and juvenile.

Location[edit]

It is commonly found in bushy and rocky outcrops on the Jos Plateau and inselbergs to the north and east. It probably feeds on grass seeds.

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