Previously placed in genus Serinus. Until recently considered conspecific with C. citrinella, but differs genetically#R and by its cinnamon-brown with dark grey-brown streaks vs uniform yellow-green mantle, back and scapulars in male (3); brighter yellow face in male (1); dull yellow-green vs bright greenish-yellow rump (1); shorter wing (effect size –2.6; score 2); song (at least 2); and arguably lowland habitat (1). Has hybridized with Chloris chloris. Monotypic.
Corsica, Sardinia, and smaller islands of Gorgona, Capraia and Elba.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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