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species

Red-backed Mannikin
Spermestes nigriceps Cassin, 1852

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Estrildidae - waxbills, munias and allies »  genus Spermestes

Scientific synonyms

Spermestes bicolor nigriceps Cassin, 1852
Lonchura nigriceps (Cassin, 1852)
Lonchura bicolor nigriceps (Cassin, 1852)

Other names

= Brown-backed Munia

Distribution

S Somalia, C and E Kenya, Tanzania, E Zaire to NE South Africa

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Spermestes nigriceps nigriceps Cassin, 1852
subspecies Spermestes nigriceps woltersi (Schouteden, 1956)

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 5.1 [8702]

Bird Life [http://www.birdlife.org] [as Lonchura nigriceps (Cassin, 1852)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [22719795]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Lonchura nigriceps (Cassin, 1852)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Spermestes nigriceps Cassin, 1852]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2021
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Lonchura nigriceps (Cassin, 1852)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Spermestes bicolor nigriceps]
Data retrieved on: 20 April 2013

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