French: Linotte du Yémen German: Jemenhänfling Spanish: Pardillo yemení
SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
11–12 cm; 13–15 g. Small to medium-sized, grey and brown finch with pale rump, short bill with curved culmen, and notched tail. Male breeding has entire head to... read more
Song, usually by male from prominent perch at top of tree or bush or in display-flight, a lively... read more
Dry montane and submontane plateaux, boulder-covered hillsides, rocky scree slopes and wadis with... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of bushes and low-growing plants, including grasses, herbs and shrubs e.g. Plectranthus barbatus, also fruiting heads of... read more
Season Mar–Jul, also adults feeding recently fledged young in Oct; probably two broods. Displaying male pursues female in flight... read more
Resident and partially nomadic. In non-breeding season, apparently large wandering flocks occur in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in South-west Arabian Mountains EBA. Common to locally common. Likely to be adversely affected by clearance of... read more
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