Black-faced Firefinch (Lagonosticta larvata)
Other common names: Black-throated Firefinch, Vinaceous Firefinch, and Masked Firefinch.
Western Africa: Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast,Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda
Length 11-12 cm
The male is distinguished from other firefinches by its black face. The female is the only pale-vented firefinch with a dark bill (other than juvenile Red-billed and Bar-breasted Firefinches). Breast color varies geographically.
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