French: Serin oreillard German: Schwarzwangengirlitz Spanish: Serín orejinegro
Other common names:
E. C. Chubb
Shangani River, Zimbabwe
E Angola E to SE Tanzania (few records further N), S Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
13–14 cm; 13–17 g. Medium-sized, conical-billed, pale grey finch with white supercilium and dark face. Male has upper forehead to hindcrown streaked blackish-... read more
Song, usually from treetop or other prominent perch or during courtship flight, a series of uneven... read more
Lowland and lower montane dry Brachystegia and Baikiaea woodland, including ... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds, buds, flowers, nectar, some fruit; some small insects. Seeds include those of a variety of grasses e.g. Panicum... read more
Season possibly Sept–Apr, mostly Dec–Mar or May. Monogamous. Presumed to be solitary and territorial. Displaying male sings... read more
Resident and partially nomadic; in non-breeding season large flocks wander at random throughout... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common or uncommon; uncommon in E Angola. Estimated population in S Mozambique in excess of 10,000 individuals. In Brachystegia... read more
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