French: Serin totta German: Hottentottengirlitz Spanish: Serín de El Cabo
Cape Province, South Africa
SW South Africa (Western Cape E to SW Eastern Cape).
12–13 cm; 10–20·3 g. Small to medium-sized, drab-brown finch with conical bill and prominent white tips on primaries and tail. Male has forehead and most... read more
Song a weak, musical warble with liquid twitters and including several "peechee" notes, e.g. "chewy... read more
Lowland and lower montane rocky hills, foothills, fynbos and edges of coastal scrub and woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds, buds, flowers, also insects. Seeds include those of proteas, Leucadendron, Erica plukenetii, ... read more
Season Aug–Dec. Monogamous. Solitary. Displaying male makes rapid whirring flight in front of perched female. Nest built by female... read more
Sedentary but breeding birds from higher areas move to lower levels in non-breeding season; becomes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Cape Fynbos EBA. Common to locally common.
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!