Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Pyrenestes
Swainson, 1837

P. sanguineus
P. ostrinus
P. minor

The seedcrackers are the genus Pyrenestes of the estrildid finches. These birds are found in Africa. They are gregarious seed-eaters with short, very thick, grey bills. All have crimson on the face and tail. The members are:


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