French: Grand-verdier de Somalie German: Somaligimpel Spanish: Picogordo somalí
Other common names:
Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak
E. L. Phillips
Golis Mountains, north-west Somalia
Mountains of N Somalia from near Ethiopian border E to W foothills of Jebel Hantara.
15 cm; 23–26 g. Medium-large, stoutly built finch with large head and fairly short tail. Male has forehead and crown dull dark brown, lores to throat black, ear-coverts... read more
No information; calls probably similar to those of R. socotranus and R. percivali.
Lowland to lower montane thorn-covered and scrub-covered rocky outcrops, slopes and dry wadis with... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely unknown; presumed similar to that of congeners, i.e. variety of seeds, buds and fruit, mostly of euphorbias, and particularly... read more
No information; presumed to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North Somali Mountains EBA. Very poorly known, and very few definite... read more
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