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  Red-billed Firefinch

 

 

Lagonosticta senegala

(842) 9.5 cm; 9 g

Only firefinch in region with combination of pinkish bill and red rump.

M Crown, nape, face and breast pinkish red. Lower belly and undertail coverts deep buff.

F Lores, upper tail and rump pink, rest of plumage sandy brown.

JUV Similar to F but bill black and lacks pink lores and white spotting.

STATUS Common resident, sedentary but with some localised movements.

HABITAT Rank grass and thickets, favouring Acacia savanna.

FOOD Seeds, also insects.

CALL Soft fluty dwee or fweet notes.

BR Monogamous. Ball-shaped nest placed near ground. Parasitised by Village Indigobird.

 

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Frb001

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Frb002

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Frb003

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Frb004

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Frb005

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Frb006

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Frb007

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Frb008

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Frb009

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Frb010

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Frb011

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

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