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
2021-05-08 06:00Garamba NP
2021-04-20 12:40Queen Elizabeth II NP--Channel Track5
2021-04-17 07:24Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kasenyi Track1
2021-05-09 10:00Lake Nkuruba NR1
2021-04-20 07:45Kyambura Gorge2
2021-05-08 06:30Ruhengeri--general area
2021-04-17 08:16Kibale Forest NP--Primate Lodge1
2021-04-18 08:35Kamatana Dam1
2021-05-01 18:05Kajjansi Airfield13
2021-04-23 16:50Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site1
2021-05-08 07:28Yala Swamp and Lake Kanyaboli (general)1
2021-05-09 11:02Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2021-05-08 06:38Soysambu Conservency
2021-05-08 09:43Ndaragwa--general2
2021-05-08Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
2021-05-08 09:11Langata Giraffe Centre (incl. ravine trail)1
2021-05-07 08:01Ngare Ndare Forest4
2021-05-08 06:58Nairobi NP2
2021-05-08 12:08Lewa Wildlife Conservancy2
2021-05-08 09:42Thika Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2021-05-08 09:55Ol Doinyo Sabuk NP
2021-05-13 08:00Magongo Hills4
2021-05-08 08:02Arusha NP1
2021-05-08 16:20Mandegee farm1
2021-05-08 08:27Dzalanyama Forest Reserve1
2021-05-16 06:54Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific; Do not log Kgomo-Kgomo birds here.)5
2021-05-01 09:17Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve1
2021-05-08 12:26Pungwe River bridge1
2021-05-08 18:21Katiyo Tea Estate1
2021-05-15 15:12Kruger NP--Sandpit (Limited Access)1
2021-04-23 07:41Bankplaas Road3
2021-04-26 07:06Nelspruit--Friedenheim Area2
2021-04-17 06:00Nelspruit Nature Reserve2
2021-04-24 06:52Steiltes Nature Reserve2
2021-04-24 08:43Port Elizabeth--Settlers Park1
2021-05-08 06:21Vryheid Mountain NR2
2021-05-08 10:19Albert Falls NR2
2021-05-08 13:31Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR2
2021-05-08 06:04Pennington--Umdoni Park1
2021-05-08Lagoa Nhassive4