French: Serin d’Arabie German: Medinagirlitz Spanish: Serín árabe
Other common names:
Ichaf Ravine, Hamérah and Dthubiyât, upper Haushabi, Yemen
CW & SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
11–12 cm; one bird 14 g. Small grey-brown, stubby-billed finch with green or greenish-yellow rump. Male has forehead to crown and upperparts to lower back olive-brown,... read more
Song a variable series of warbling notes similar to that of Linaria cannabina, e.g. "... read more
Dry, open rocky hill and mountain tops with trees, bushes and shrubs; also in areas of sparse... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly seeds, including millet and grass seeds, also buds of shrubs, including Aloe and Agave; occasionally takes some... read more
Season Mar–Jul, and recently fledged young seen also in Nov; probably two broods. Nest a compact cup of thorny twigs, grass, bark... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally common. Widespread within its rather restricted range.
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