The African firefinch (Lagonosticta rubricata), also called the blue-billed firefinch due to the color of its bill, is a common species of estrildid finch found in almost all parts of Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,400,000 km2.

It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern.
African Firefinch
Date Location Count
2020-11-14 07:52Ebekawopa (Abrafo)--"stingless bee center" forest patch1
2020-11-28 08:04Kibale Forest NP1
2020-11-14 06:34Kibale Forest Camp1
2020-11-26 07:32Ruhondo wetland2
2020-11-21 07:10Enonkishu Conservancy
2020-11-17 15:08Borana Conservancy--Borana Wildlife Lodge2
2020-11-14 11:19Nairobi NP1
2020-11-02 09:21Blue Post Hotel, Thika2
2020-11-18 09:00Magongo Hills2
2020-11-04 16:49Mandegee farm2
2020-11-22 06:06Breedtsnek Pass1
2020-11-21 11:23Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2020-11-24 07:32Uluguru Nature Forest Reserve--Bunduki Camp2
2020-11-17 15:11Blyde River Canyon Resort
2020-11-17 14:30Blyde River Canyon NR--Three Rondavels Lookout
2020-11-18 15:52Ohrigstad Dam
2020-11-17 07:21Vaalhoek Road
2020-11-19 10:19Long Tom Pass
2020-11-17 11:41Motiatse Canyon PNR--God's Window
2020-11-20 09:34Mac Mac Pools1
2020-11-14 06:44Nelspruit--Mataffin1
2020-11-27 11:15Nelspruit Nature Reserve1
2020-11-28 07:45Shamwari Private Game Reserve
2020-11-22 14:54Hawane Reservoir2
2020-11-21 07:00Giants Castle GR - Injisuthi
2020-11-27 05:30Sand River Reservoir2
2020-11-24 07:34Marutswa Forest1