French: Serin à calotte jaune German: Gelbstirngirlitz Spanish: Serín coronigualdo
Adigrat, Tigray Province, Ethiopia.
See comments under S. canicollis. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. f. flavivertex
(Blanford, 1869) – Eritrea, Ethiopia, SE South Sudan, W & C Kenya and N Tanzania.
S. f. sassii
Neumann, 1922 – E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda, W Burundi, SW & S Tanzania and N Malawi; vagrant to NE Zambia#R.
S. f. huillensis
Sousa, 1889 – WC Angola (S Cuanza Sul S to Huíla).
11·5–13 cm; 12·5–17 g. Small, long-tailed finch with double wingbar. Male nominate race has forehead and crown (including side of crown) bright golden-yellow,... read more
Song a loud series of mixed rich musical trills, harsher trills and warbles, reminiscent in... read more
Lower montane forest edges and clearings, including juniper (Juniperus) forest and ... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well-studied, mostly green seeds, including those of trees, shrubs, small plants and grasses (including cereals, especially ... read more
Breeds in all months, mostly Apr–Jun and Oct–Dec. Monogamous. Solitary and territorial. Male has slow, stiff-winged, butterfly-... read more
Resident, partially migratory and nomadic. Those breeding at higher altitudes in Kenya, Tanzania... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Primarily common to locally common. Locally abundant in Kenya; uncommon in SE Sudan. Locally common but not well known in Angola.
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