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Reichenow's Seedeater - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Kenya Yellow-rumped Seedeater

Photo by rdavis
Lake Langano, Ethiopia, January 2015
Crithagra reichenowi

Serinus reichenowi


10–11 cm (4-4½ in)
Prominent pale eyebrow, whitish throat and cheek patch, streaked breast and flanks, yellow rump.


East Africa: found from extreme south-eastern Sudan to southern Ethiopia, Somalia, north-eastern Uganda, Kenya, north-eastern Tanzania.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Placed in genus Serinus by Clements.


Open woodland and fields.



Their diet consists mostly of seeds from flowering plants and some insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
  1. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)

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