Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Endangered

Warsangli Linnet (Linaria johannis)


Taxonomy

French: Linotte de Warsangli German: Somalihänfling Spanish: Pardillo somalí
Taxonomy:

Warsanglia johannis

S. R. Clarke

, 1919,

Mush Haled, 4000 feet [c. 1220 m], Warsangli country, Somalia

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Daalo and Mash Caleed, in N Somalia.

Descriptive notes

12·5–13·5 cm; 11·8–15 g. Medium-sized finch with pale wing-flash, short, conical bill and notched tail. Male has forehead and supercilium white, lores broadly... read more

Voice

Song a rambling jumble of twitters, buzzes and trills, very similar to song of Serinus... read more

Habitat

Little known. Occurs within a restricted range of open country or degraded montane juniper (... read more

Food and feeding

Mostly seeds of shrubs and other plants, including those of euphorbias (Euphorbia) and Salvia and grasses. Forages on the... read more

Breeding

Birds in breeding condition in May and juvenile seen in Jul. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in North Somali Mountains EBA. Poorly known. Recorded at only five locations within the two small areas of Daalo and Mash Caleed... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2018). Warsangli Linnet (Linaria johannis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61368 on 17 December 2018).