The Red-Billed Firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) is a small passerine bird found in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Red-Billed Firefinch has red feathers and brown wings, with a pink-red beak and yellow eye-ring. The female is brown with a small red patch in front of both eyes.
The Red-Billed Firefinch is 10 centimetres (4 inches) in length.
The Red-Billed Firefinch prefers open grassland, but will also be found near residential areas. It feeds mainly on grain and seeds.
Its nest is a large, domed grass structure with a side entrance, built low in a bush or wall. Females lay 3-6 white eggs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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