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Red-Billed Firefinch

Lagonosticta senegala

Range

  • Central and southern Africa

Habitat

  • Grasslands

Diet

  • Grain
  • Seeds

These firefinches have no fear of humans and are frequently found in towns, gardens, and homes.

Adult males have scarlet plumage and brown wings, while females are completely brown. They are a victim of brood parasites as the village indigobird will lay their eggs in the firefinches dome-shaped nests. Chicks leave the nest within two weeks and become fully independent within a month after that.

 

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