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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Estrildidae.

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Examples

  • Two endemic birds include the rock firefinch (Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis) and the brood-parasitic Jos Plateau indigobird (Vidua maryae).

    Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic

  • A new species of Firefinch (Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis) from northern Nigeria and its association with the Jos Plateau Indigobird (Vidua maryae).

    Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic

  • A notable non-wetland bird species is the endemic Mali firefinch (Lagonosticta virata), which is found only in Mali and largely confined to the delta area.

    Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna

  • Three bird species are considered near-endemic: Dorst's cisticola (Cisticola dorsti, DD), white-crowned robin-chat (Cossypha albicapilla) and Mali firefinch (Lagonosticta virata).

    West Sudanian savanna

  • It harbors West Africa’s only population of klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus porteousi EN), as well as several endemic birds and mammals, including the rock firefinch (Lagonosticta sanguinodorsalis) and its brood-parasite, the Jos Plateau indigobird (Vidua maryae).

    Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic

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