French: Serin à masque noir German: Zügelgirlitz Spanish: Serín carinegro
Golungo Alto, 1800–2800 feet [c. 550–850 m], Angola
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. capistrata
Finsch, 1870 – C & SW Gabon and S Congo E, discontinuously, to E DRCongo and W Burundi and S, very locally, to N Angola, SE DRCongo and N Zambia.
C. c. hildegardae
(Rand & Traylor, 1959) – WC Angola.
11–12 cm. Small finch with short stubby bill and slightly notched tail. Male nominate race has lower forehead to lores, around eye, fore ear-coverts and cheek to chin... read more
Song, given for prolonged periods from prominent songpost, a jumbled series of high-pitched phrases... read more
Edges and clearings in moist evergreen primary and secondary forests, marshes, swamps and edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Generally little known. Food mostly grass and plant seeds. Forages on ground and at seedheads of tall grasses. In small flocks; often... read more
Poorly known. Season Dec–Mar and Apr–Jun. One nest described, built by female, accompanied by male, made mostly from grasses... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or locally common.
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