Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Yemen Linnet (Linaria yemenensis)


Taxonomy

French: Linotte du Yémen German: Jemenhänfling Spanish: Pardillo yemení
Taxonomy:

Pseudacanthis yemenensis

Ogilvie-Grant

, 1913,

Menacha, Yemen

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Song, usually by male from prominent perch at top of tree or bush or in display-flight, a lively... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Season Mar–Jul, also adults feeding recently fledged young in Oct; probably two broods. Displaying male pursues female in flight... read more

Movements

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

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2017). Yemen Linnet (Linaria yemenensis). 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/61367 on 18 December 2017).