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The dusky crimsonwing (Cryptospiza jacksoni) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 78,000 km2.

Dusky crimsonwing
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Cryptospiza
C. jacksoni
Binomial name
Cryptospiza jacksoni
Sharpe, 1902

It is found in the Albertine Rift montane forests.

The binomial name commemorates the English explorer Frederick John Jackson.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cryptospiza jacksoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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