French: Linotte de Warsangli German: Somalihänfling Spanish: Pardillo somalí
S. R. Clarke, 1919,
Mush Haled, 4000 feet [c. 1220 m], Warsangli country, Somalia.
Daalo and Mash Caleed, in N Somalia.
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
Song a rambling jumble of twitters, buzzes and trills, very similar to song of Serinus... read more
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
Birds in breeding condition in May and juvenile seen in Jul. No other information.
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
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