French: Serin d’Ankober German: Ankobergirlitz Spanish: Serín de Ankober
Ankober, Shoa Province, Ethiopia
N & C Ethiopia (N Gonder and N Shoa Provinces, in Amhara Region; perhaps more widespread#R).
12–13 cm; 14–15 g. Medium-small, drab-coloured streaky finch with relatively long, slender bill. Male has feathers of forehead to nape finely streaked blackish-... read more
Song, often given by several males in concert, a series of musical chirps and chirruping notes,... read more
Lower montane or submontane, windswept cliffs and hill tops with vertical bare rock faces, open... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly seeds of grasses and herbs and of other locally available plants. Forages almost entirely on ground, usually in and around earth... read more
Season Oct–Mar; possibly also at other times after heavy rain. Nest material collected by both partners; nest a deep cup of fine... read more
Resident; may make local movements in search of food.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Central Ethiopian Highlands EBA. Generally little known. Scarce or uncommon, with population estimated at between 10,000 and... read more
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