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Red-faced Crimsonwing

Cryptospiza reichenovii

The Red-faced Crimsonwing (Cryptospiza reichenovii) is a captivating estrildid finch, adorned with a distinctive red face that contrasts with its lush green body. This small bird is a visual delight for birdwatchers traversing the African landscapes.

Identification Tips

When attempting to identify the Red-faced Crimsonwing, look for its striking red face. The bird's overall plumage is a rich green, providing excellent camouflage in its natural habitat.

Habitat

This species thrives in the dense undergrowth of Africa's forests, where it can often be found flitting about in search of sustenance or engaging in social activities with its kin.

Distribution

The Red-faced Crimsonwing boasts a broad range across the African continent, with sightings confirmed in nations such as Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its estimated global extent of occurrence spans an impressive 390,000 km².

Conservation status

The Red-faced Crimsonwing is currently classified as Least Concern by the IUCN. This status indicates that, for now, the species does not face any immediate threats to its survival.

Red-faced Crimsonwing Sounds


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