DE: Weinroter Amarant, NL: Wijnrode amarant, FR: Amarante vineux,
ES: Pinzón Candela Rojo Morado, IT: Amaranto vinaceo,
PT: Amarante de cara preata vinacea, DK: Lys Vinamarant, FI: Harmaaruusupeippo,
PL: amarantka rózowa, CZ: Amarant vínorudý, HU: Borvörös amarant
Lagonosticta larvata vinacea
Lagonosticta l. vinacea is a subspecies of Lagonosticta larvata
Origin: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea en Mali
Length: 11-12 cm.
Food: These firefinches mainly feed on grass seeds, with supplements of millet and other available wild seeds. They also sometimes eat insects. During the time they rear their young they take insects in larger quantities, mostly termites, as these occur in large quantities in Africa.