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Alternative name: Red-billed Quailfinch

Ortygospiza gabonensis

Identification

Length 9 cm.

Similar to African Quailfinch but has a black chin and the red bill is brighter.

Distribution

Central Africa

Taxonomy

Ortygospiza gabonensis has three subspecies:[1]

  • O. g. gabonensis
  • Rio Muni to Gabon and central DRC (Congo River)
  • O. g. fuscata
  • O. g. dorsostriata

Habitat

Savanna with short grass.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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