French: Serin à trois raies German: Rüppellgirlitz Spanish: Serín culipardo
Other common names:
Taranta Mountains, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Ethiopia
Eritrea, N & C Ethiopia and N Somalia.
13 cm; 12–19·5 g. Smallish, drab finch with conical bill. Has forehead and crown dull brown, indistinctly streaked darker (sometimes white tips on lower forehead), long... read more
Song a weak but high-pitched "sip-sip-twis-twis" or an extended version of call, "... read more
Lower montane and montane scrub, juniper (Juniperus) woodland, undergrowth and scrub, and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds of small plants, including herbs and small shrubs. Forages in undergrowth, bushes, low trees and on ground; in pairs and... read more
Breeds throughout year. Monogamous. Solitary; territorial. In head-up and tail-up display, male and female fluff out and ruffle loose... read more
Resident and partially nomadic; small numbers may wander within range in search of foraging areas... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to abundant.
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