French: Sentinelle d’Abyssinie German: Goldhalspieper Spanish: Bisbita abisinio
Simien Mountains, north Ethiopia.
Mountains of N, C & SW Ethiopia.
20 cm. Adult male has saffron-yellow supercilium, paler and more buff to creamy behind eye, broad olive-brown eyestripe, buff to creamy ear-coverts; side of neck buff to... read more
Song, from perch or on the wing, a clear trill; has a piping call.
Open grassland on high mountain plateaux; 1200 m to above 3000 m, mainly 1800–2750m.
Food and feeding
Insects and other invertebrates; no details of diet. Forages on the ground in grassland, by picking items from surface.
Mainly Jun–Aug, occasionally in Feb. Nest a grass cup lined with fibre or horsehair, built on ground among young crops or in grass.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Uncommon. Was considered abundant but local in 1950s and 1960s, and common and widespread from 1966 to 1977,... read more
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