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Kipengere Seedeater

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Alternative name: Tanzania Seedeater

Crithagra melanochroa

Serinus melanochrous

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[edit] Identification

Length 14-15 cm; a dark brown canary.

[edit] Similar Species

Similar to the Thick-billed Seedeater, but is smaller, with a whitish throat, heavily streaked underparts, lacks white wing bars, and has thin white lines around the eye (rather than a white forehead).

[edit] Distribution

Southern Tanzania

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic.

Some authorities consider this taxon a subspecies of the Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni.2

[edit] Habitat

Forest and bushland.

[edit] Status

Classified as Near Threatened in the 2008 IUCN Red List.1

[edit] Behaviour

Diet includes fruit and hard seeds of trees and shrubs and also forages on the ground.

[edit] References

  1. BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Serinus melanochrous. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/8/2008.
  2. Dickinson EC (ed.) 2003. The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, USA. ISBN 9780691117010

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