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FIREFINCHES

• African
• Bar-breasted
• Black-bellied
• Jameson's
• Red-billed

MORE ESTRILDIDS

• BLUEBILL,
   Red-headed

• CORDON-BLEU,
   Blue-capped

• CORDON-BLEU,
   Red-cheeked

• CORDON-BLEU,
   Southern

• CRIMSONWING,
   Abyssinian

• CRIMSONWING,
   Red-faced

• GRENADIER, Purple
• MANNIKIN,
   Black-and-white

• MANNIKIN, Bronze
• MANNIKIN, Magpie
• NEGROFINCH,
   Grey-headed

• NEGROFINCH,
   White-breasted

• PYTILIA,
   Green-winged

• PYTILIA,
   Orange-winged

• SEED-CRACKER,
   Black-bellied

• TWINSPOT, Brown
• TWINSPOT,
   Green-backed

• TWINSPOT, Peters's


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PICTURES OF THE KENYAN BIRDS:
ESTRILDIDS





Red-billed Firefinch


Red-billed Firefinch

Picture of male (background) and female Red-billed Firefinches by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Limuru in July '18.


Scientific name: Lagonosticta senegala ruberrima

Dutch name: Vuurvinkje





BIRD SPECIES FOR WHICH WE DON'T HAVE A PICTURE YET

The list of Firefinches, Cordon-blues, Pytilias, Mannikins, Twinspots and other Estrildids for which we don't have a picture yet, is too lang to mention here. In case you have a good picture of any of these birds, we would appreciate if you could share your picture and we will put it in this gallery with your name below it.

In case you have a good picture of any of these birds, we would appreciate if you could
share your picture and we will put it in this gallery with your name below it.



Red-headed Bluebill


Red-headed Bluebill

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Kakamega in May '19


Scientific name: Spermophaga r. ruficapilla

Dutch name: Roodkopblauwsnavel







Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu


Male Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Female Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu

 

Left: Male Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken near Lake Elementaita in February '19.
Right: Female Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu by Jaap Bikker, taken in Crater Lake in April '18.


Scientific name: Uraeginthus b. bengalus

Dutch name: Blauwfazantje






Purple Grenadier


Purple Grenadier

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Masai Mara in April '18

Male Purple Grenadier


Scientific name: Uraegithus ianthinogaster

Dutch name: Blauwbuikgranaatastrild


Female Purple Grenadier

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in Naivasha in July '18

Female Purple Grenadier







Black-and-white Mannikin


Black-and-white Mannikin

Picture by Peter Huysman, taken in Limuru in May '06


Scientific name: Lonchura bicolor

Dutch name: Glansekstertje






Bronze Mannikin


Bronze Mannikin

Picture by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in December '17


Scientific name: Lonchura cucullata scutata

Dutch name: Gewoon ekstertje






Green-winged Pytilia


Male Green-winged Pytilia

Picture of a male Green-winged Pytilia by Chege Mungai Mukabi, taken in May '18.


Scientific name: Pytilia melba soudanensis

Dutch name: Melba-astrild