French: Serin du Yémen German: Jemengirlitz Spanish: Serín yemení
SW Saudi Arabia, W Yemen (recorded E to c. 48° E#R) and extreme SW Oman.
11–12 cm. Small finch with conical bill and long primary projection. Has forehead, crown, nape and upperparts grey-brown, finely streaked darker on crown and... read more
Song a short "chew-chee-chee-chwee". Calls include drawn-out "teee-oo" like... read more
Lower montane to submontane dry scrub and vegetation on rocky hillsides, stony plateaux and cliffs... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds, including those of grasses, millet and other plants and shrubs, e.g. docks (Rumex) and Salvia.... read more
Season late Aug to Dec and Mar–Apr. Colonial in Oman, up to ten nests together in rock overhang, inter-nest distance c. 5–15 m... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in South-west Arabian Mountains EBA. Common or locally common. First discovered in S Oman in 1997, and found to be... read more
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