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Photo by volker sthamer
Awassa, Ethiopia, July 2009
Crithagra citrinelloides

Serinus citrinelloides

Identification

11–12 cm

  • Black forehead and upper throat
  • Olive green plumage
  • Grey bill
  • Dark eye

Distribution

Female
Photo by volker sthamer
Ziway, Ethiopia, March 2016

Africa
Western Africa: Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya

Taxonomy

Placed in genus Serinus by Clements.

Subspecies

This is a polytypic species, consisting of two subspecies[1]:

  • C. c. citrinelloides:
  • C. c. kikuyensis:
  • Highlands of south and south-western Kenya

A third subspecies Crithagra citrinelloides martinsi is recognised by some authorities.[2]

Habitat

Highland forest edges.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of seeds, berries, leaves, buds and insects.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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