Birdorable African Firefinch

2022 Bonanza Bird #7: African Firefinch

December 11th, 2022 in Birdorable Bonanza 2022, Finches 2 comments
Birdorable African Firefinch

Today's new bird is a species of finch with a widespread range across a variety of habitats in sub-Saharan Africa. Meet the Birdorable African Firefinch!

There are four or five recognized subspecies of African Firefinch. All birds have reddish underparts and olive-brown upperparts, but the intensity of the color and the ratio of red to olive-brown varies among the subspecies. Males sport distinctive white spots on their flanks.

African Firefinch, Sakania, DR Congo by Nigel Voaden (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Find African Firefiinch gifts on Amazon, including this Birdorable African Firefinch Raglan Tee.

Tomorrow we'll add an endangered species of spoonbill to Birdorable. Can you guess which of the 6 species of spoonbill will join the flock?