French: Serin à gros bec German: Donaldsongirlitz Spanish: Serín piquigordo norteño
Other common names:
Darde or Smith River, near Sheik Hussein, Ethiopia
EC & S Ethiopia, Somalia and N & C Kenya.
15–15·5 cm; 16–27 g. Large finch with large head, stout bill and slightly notched tail. Male has forehead to nape and upperparts to lower back greenish-yellow,... read more
Song, usually from prominent perch, a rapid series of "seu" notes repeated up to 20 times... read more
Lowland dry savannas, acacia (Acacia) thorn-scrub, semi-desert scrub and arid bush; avoids... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly grass seeds and variety of weed seeds, also small acacia fruits. Forages on ground and in trees. Singly and in pairs; occasionally... read more
Season Jun–Nov, also Mar. Solitary. Nest undescribed; clutch 2 eggs. No further information.
Resident or partially nomadic. In non-breeding season wanders throughout range in search of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to scarce; local.
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