Red-billed Firefinch
Lagonosticta senegala
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The identifying feature of the male red-billed firefinch is the partially red bill. Jameson's and African firefinches have black bills. The upper 2 photos of juveniles and an adult were taken at Machame (7-16), courtesy of Bob Kasworm. The 3rd row photo of a red-billed firefinch feeding a juvenile village indigobird which parasitizes the firefinch (Ngaramtoni, 2-15) is courtesy of Hanna Nyman. The 4th row pair was seen in Usa River (11-03); the 5th row, in Kisongo (7-15), courtesy of Paul Oliver and the lower, at Ushongo (4-06); click the lower photo to see 19 enlargements including a juvenile.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Rick Carlson, Karine Van der Vurst, Mike Peterson, Stefan Hitz
Paul Oliver, Hanna Nyman, Bob Kasworm

Last Update this page: 3-28-17