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Beautiful Firetail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Stagonopleura
L. Reichenbach, 1850

S. bella
S. oculata
S. guttata

Stagonopleura is an Australian genus of the estrildid finches. It is sometimes absorbed into Emblema. The members are:

They are very similar in appearance, with short red bills, brown upperparts, red rumps and uppertail coverts, and barred or spotted underparts.


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