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Black-eared Seedeater

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Photo by nkgrayNear Kolwezi, DRC, October 2008
Photo by nkgray
Near Kolwezi, DRC, October 2008
Crithagra mennelli

Serinus mennelli


[edit] Identification

13–14 cm (5-5½ in)

[edit] Distribution

Africa south of the equator: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, eastern Angola, southern DRC, and south-western Tanzania.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Miombo and mopane Woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of small seeds, buds, flowers, nectar and fruit. They also eat some small insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)

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