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African Firefinch

Lagonosticta rubricata (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

The African Firefinch (Lagonosticta rubricata), also called the Blue-billed Firefinch due to the color of its bill([1]), is a common species of estrildid finch found in almost all parts of Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,400,000 km². Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
  Lagonosticta

Scientific:
  Lagonosticta rubricata

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.27

Protonym:
  F. [ringilla] rubricata

Avibase ID:
  8153E1B03AEF7224

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8153E1B0

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560649

Geographic range:

  • Lagonosticta rubricata rubricata: South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique south of Save R.
  • Lagonosticta rubricata polionota: Guinea to Nigeria
  • Lagonosticta rubricata [congica or ugandae]: Cameroon south to northern Angola, east to South Sudan, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and western Uganda
  • Lagonosticta rubricata haematocephala: eastern South Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia south through Uganda and Kenya to Zambia, eastern Zimbabwe, Malawi, and central Mozambique
English:
African Firefinch
Czech:
amarant tmavý
German:
Dunkelamarant
Danish:
Mørkerød Amarant
Spanish:
Amaranta Ocre
Finnish:
tuliruusupeippo
French:
Amarante foncé
Icelandic:
Funastrildi
Italian:
Amaranto africano
Japanese:
kagerouchou
Japanese:
カゲロウチョウ
Dutch:
Donkerrode Amarant
Norwegian:
Svartnebbamarant
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartnebbamarant
Polish:
amarantka zmienna
Portuguese:
Peito-de-fogo-de-bico-azul
Russian:
Тёмно-красный амарант
Slovak:
amarant tmavý
Swedish:
mörkröd amarant
Ukrainian:
Амарант червоний
Chinese:
灰顶火雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Amarante foncé ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Amarante foncé ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Fire Finch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Fire Finch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
African Firefinch ( Lagonosticta rubricata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lagonosticta rubricata [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lagonosticta rubricata [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Lagonosticta [rubricata or landanae] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kaapse Vuurvinkie, Kaapse Vuurvinkie (Kaapse Robbin)
Catalan: amaranta fosca
Czech: Amarant tmavý
Danish: Mørkerød Amarant
German: Dunkelamarant, Dunkel-Amarant, Dunkelroter Amarant
English: African Fire Finch, African Firefinch, African Fire-Finch, African Waxbill, Bluebilled Firefinch, Blue-billed Firefinch, Dark Firefinch, Ruddy Waxbill
English (IOC): African Firefinch
English (Kenya): African Firefinch
Spanish: Amaranta Ocre, Pinzón Candela Oscuro
Spanish (Spain): Amaranta Ocre
Spanish (HBW): African Firefinch
Estonian: võsa-leekamadiin
Finnish: ruusupeippo, Tuliruusupeippo
French: Amarante flambé, Amarante foncé, Amarante rouge foncé, Sénégali à bec bleu
Hungarian: sötétvörös amarant
Icelandic: Funastrildi
Italian: Amaranto africano
Japanese: kagerouchou
Japanese: カゲロウチョウ
Scientific: Estrilda rubricata, F. [ringilla] rubricata, Lagonosticta rubricata, Lagonosticta rubricata rubricata
Lithuanian: Afrikinis amarantas
Dutch: Donkerrode Amarant
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartnebbamarant
Norwegian: Mørkerød amarant, Svartnebbamarant
Polish: amarantka zmienna
Portuguese: Peito-de-fogo-de-bico-azul
Russian: Тёмно-красный амарант
Slovak: amarant tmavý
Serbian: Tamnocrvena amaranta
Swedish: Mörkröd amarant
Swahili: Mtolondo Biliwili
Ukrainian: Амарант червоний
Xhosa: Isicibilili
Chinese: 灰顶火雀
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頂火雀
Zulu: ubuCubu

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