Sunday, 16 February 2014

Red-billed Firefinch

Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala
Ethiopia
January 2014

     Red-billed Firefinch was commonly seen throughout our journey in Ethiopia, often in the vicinity of human settlement. It was confiding and quite approachable. The bill colour is very distinctive and readily separates this species from other similar finches.

Male and Female

Male and Female

Three Females

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds. Their red accents are great and original.
    Greetings

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  2. A great name for a very distinctive bird. I think I saw them in Kenya but I don't keep a written list, only in my old head.

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  3. Hello, great blog. Unusual birds. Great pictures. I am pleased to be here to look :)) Monika

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  4. Great looking bird - and easy to see in these situations!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. I like the little flashes of red on the female.

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