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. Nominate race has forehead to hindcrown dark brown, heavily streaked buffish-white... read more
Song, from tops of trees and during display-flight, a series of mixed musical phrases and buzzing... read more
Nominate race apparently confined to Brachystegia and Baikiaea woodlands or, in S... 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 and again Jul–Aug. Territories may be fairly large, as male sings over wide area; performs circular display-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to scarce; uncommon in Malawi. In Malawi, range rapidly contracting and expected soon to be restricted to protected areas.
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