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Black-bellied Seedcracker - near Kakum NP - Ghana 14 S4E2847.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Pyrenestes
Swainson, 1837

P. sanguineus
P. ostrinus
P. minor

The seedcrackers are the genus Pyrenestes of the estrildid finches family. These birds are found in Africa. They are gregarious seed eaters with short, very thick, grey bills. All have crimson on the face and tail. The members are: