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Western Citril

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Photo by MarcellCRuhengeri, Rwanda, March 2009
Photo by MarcellC
Ruhengeri, Rwanda, March 2009
Crithagra frontalis

Serinus frontalis

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[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

An arc from western Kenya through southern Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, extreme eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, extreme western Tanzania, and extreme north-eastern Zambia.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Placed in genus Serinus by Clements.
Some authorities1 treat the East African Citril and Western Citril as subspecies of the African Citril.

[edit] Habitat

Moist woodland, forest edge and adjacent grassland, gardens.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Sinclair I, Hockey P & Tarboton W. 1997. SASOL Birds of Southern Africa. 2nd Edition. Struik Publishers. ISBN 1868721035

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