DE: Rosenamarant, NL: Roze amarant, FR: Amarante de Jameson,
ES: Pinzón Candela de Jameson, IT: Amaranto di Jameson, PT: Amarante de dorso rosado,
DK: Rosenamarant, SW: Jamesons amarant, NO: Skarlagenamarant, FI: Punaruusupeippo,
PL: Amarantka skromna, CZ: Amarant ružový, HU: Jameson-amarant
Lagonosticta rhodopareia rhodopareia,
Lagonosticta r. jamesoni
Lagonosticta r. ansorgei
Lagonosticta r. bruneli
Origin: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South-Africa, Congo, D.R. Congo (Zaire), Angola.
Length: 10 cm
Food: The staple food of the Jameson’s Firefinch is formed by grass seeds. They also eat the seeds of various herbs in their habitat, supplementing their diet from time to time with insects. When raising their young, they take increased amounts of small animal food, in the form of termites, little spiders, et cetera.
These birds are shy and peaceful creatures and can very well be kept in a shared aviary together with other estrildid finches. They dwell on the ground much of the time, looking for food.