Brown firefinch

The brown firefinch (Lagonosticta nitidula) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Southern Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,300,000 km2.

Brown firefinch
Brown Firefinch, Garneton, Kitwe, Zambia (16410046988).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Lagonosticta
L. nitidula
Binomial name
Lagonosticta nitidula
Hartlaub, 1886

It is found in Angola, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, southern Tanzania and northern areas of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lagonosticta nitidula". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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