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Amadina erythrocephala

Amadina erythrocephala (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Estrildidae
Genus: Amadina
Species: Amadina erythrocephala
Subspecies: A. e. dissita - A. e. erythrocephala


Amadina erythrocephala (Linnaeus, 1758)


* Syst. Nat. ed.10 p.172

Vernacular names
English: Red-headed Finch
Français: Amadine à tête rouge
Nederlands: Roodkopamadine


The Red-headed Finch, Amadina erythrocephala, (also known as the Paradise Finch or the Red-headed Weaver) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,600,000 km². It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Males have vibrant red heads and chests while the females are duller.

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