French: Serin de Reichard German: Miombogirlitz Spanish: Serín de Reichard
Other common names:
Kakoma, near Tabora, Tanzania
W, C & S Tanzania, S & SE DRCongo, Zambia, Malawi and N Mozambique.
12·5–13·5 cm; 11·3–17·2 g (Malawi). Medium-sized, slender-billed, brown finch. Adult has forehead to hindcrown dark brown, heavily streaked buffish white (lower forehead may... read more
Song, from tops of trees and during display-flight, a series of mixed musical phrases and buzzing... read more
Apparently confined to Brachystegia, Burkea and Baikiaea woodlands,... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; presumably variety of small seeds. Forages low down in vegetation and on ground; perches higher in bushes and trees... read more
Season Jan–Mar (mainly in DRCongo and Tanzania, perhaps until or also May in Malawi) and again Aug–Oct. Said to breed in small colonies of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to scarce; generally uncommon in DRCongo and in Malawi where now largely confined to protected areas, but locally... read more
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