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Photo by Valéry Schollaert
Mutinondo, Zambia, July 2007
Paludipasser locustella

Ortygospiza locustella

Identification

Distribution

Africa:
Western Africa: Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe

Taxonomy

Some authorities place this species in genus Ortygospiza.

Subspecies[1]

Two subspecies are recognized:

  • P. l. locustella:
  • P. l. uelensis:

Habitat

Dambo

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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