French: Grand-verdier d’Arabie German: Arabiengimpel Spanish: Picogordo árabe
Other common names:
Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak
Yeshbun, Hadramaut, eastern Yemen
SW Saudi Arabia, W & E Yemen and SW Oman.
15 cm; two birds 29·6-33·4 g. Medium-large, stout and fairly short-tailed finch with large head and large bill. Male has warm brown forehead to upper nape,... read more
Song a rambling and frequently discordant or musical jangling series of phrases, including repeated... read more
Lowland and lower montane and submontane scrub-covered rocky outcrops, slopes and dry wadis,... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of seeds, buds and fruit, mostly of euphorbias (particularly Euphorbia schimperi), Ziziphus and Juniperus... read more
Season Dec to at least Apr. Solitary. Male performs circular stiff-winged, slow-motion gliding and parachuting display-flight similar to... read more
Resident, little known; may wander at random throughout range in non-breeding season. Makes daily... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Uncommon to scarce. Small global population estimated at c. 3000 pairs, or c. 9000 individuals (including... read more
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