French: Serin de Buchanan German: Buchanangirlitz Spanish: Serín piquigordo sureño
Other common names:
E. J. O. Hartert
Maktan, south-eastern Kenya
S Kenya and NE Tanzania.
14–15 cm. Large finch, large-billed and with slightly notched tail. Male has forehead to nape and upperparts to lower back greenish-yellow, finely streaked darker on... read more
Song a series of low chipping notes interspersed with higher-pitched trilling notes or whistles,... read more
Lowland dry thorn-scrub and acacia (Acacia) savanna, also Commiphora thickets and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known; mostly grass seeds and weed seeds, also ripe fruit of acacias. Forages low down in vegetation and on ground, also feeds... read more
Solitary. Nest a flat platform or saucer of fine roots, twigs, vegetable down and gossamer, placed low in tree; eggs pale blue with small... read more
Resident; wanders locally within breeding range in non-breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon or scarce.
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