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Ortygospiza locustella

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: Ortygospiza
Species: Ortygospiza locustella
Subspecies: O. l. locustella - O. l. uelensis


Ortygospiza locustella (Neave, 1909) Paludipasser locustella


* Ortygospiza irisae

Vernacular names


Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 25 p.25

The Locustfinch, Paludipasser locustella, is a species of estrildid finch found in south-east Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, Malawi (central region), Mozambique (rare), Zimbabwe (rare) and Botswana. It is sometimes placed in the genus Ortygospiza.


The Locustfinch was previously listed as Near Threatened. However, due to lack of information, it was suggested that it remains widespread and locally common, and there is no evidence of significant declines. The population of this species may have declined for the past few decades due to a series of droughts in the 1980s. It is threatened by the cage-bird trade and loss of marshland habitat, partly due to dry periods.


* BirdLife Species Factsheet

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