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Alternative name: Senegal Canary

Crithagra canicapilla

Identification

Distribution

West and west-central Africa.

Taxonomy

Three subspecies recognized:

  • C. c. canicapilla from Guinea to Central African Republic
  • C. c. montanorum in the Highlands of east Nigeria and west Cameroon
  • C. c. elgonensis from South Sudan to west Kenya

Formerly considered conspecific with Streaky-headed Seedeater (and still included in that species by Clements).

Habitat

Open woodland and scrub, including savanna, orchards, and gardens.

Behaviour

It builds a compact cup nest in scrub.

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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2014. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 4th ed. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0956861122

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