This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Lagonosticta rhodopareia and L. umbrinodorsalis (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) are currently lumped into L. rhodopareia, while retaining virata (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) as a separate species contra Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993) who lump all three taxa into L. rhodopareia. This treatment is under review by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Ortygospiza atricollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2013.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Family||Estrildidae (Waxbills, grass finches, munias and allies)|
|Species name author||(Vieillot, 1817)|