French: Serin à poitrine citron German: Gelbbrustgirlitz Spanish: Serín pechilimón
Other common names:
Clancey and Lawson
near Panda, Inhambane, Sul do Save, southern Mozambique
S Malawi, NE & SE Zimbabwe, NW & S Mozambique and NE South Africa (NE Limpopo and N KwaZulu-Natal).
12 cm; 9·6-12·7 g (Malawi). Small finch with conical bill, bold face markings and bright yellow rump. Male has centre of forehead to crown and upperparts to lower back grey... read more
Song a brief, rapid and fairly tuneless series of short, slightly rising and falling twittering... read more
Lowland palm savannas, principally of ilala palms (Hyphaene natalensis, Hyphaene... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small weed seeds and flowering grasses, including seeds of Bidens pilosa, Sonchus oleraceus, Poa trivialis... read more
Season Dec–May, mainly Jan–Feb. Monogamous. Solitary; territorial. Displaying male, with head held high and wings slightly... read more
Sedentary and partially nomadic; in non-breeding season flocks move at random within range in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in South-east African Coast EBA. Local or uncommon, sometimes seasonally locally abundant; most numerous in S... read more
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