(842) 9.5 cm; 9 g
firefinch in region with combination of pinkish bill and red rump.
Crown, nape, face and breast pinkish red. Lower belly and undertail
coverts deep buff.
Lores, upper tail and rump pink, rest of plumage sandy brown.
Similar to F but bill black and lacks pink lores and white spotting.
Common resident, sedentary but with some localised movements.
grass and thickets, favouring Acacia savanna.
Seeds, also insects.
fluty dwee or fweet notes.
Monogamous. Ball-shaped nest placed near ground. Parasitised by
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