- Serinus flavivertex
11-13 cm (4-5 in)
- Golden-yellow forehead and crown
- Black and yellow back with black edged wing feathers wings and tail
- Bright yellow underparts, rump and tail sides
- White lower belly
- Cinnamon face
Three subspecies are recognised:
- S. f. flavivertex; Eritrea to northern Tanzania.
- S. f. sassi; south-western Uganda, eastern Zaire, southern Tanzania, northern Malawi and north-eastern Zambia.
- S. f. huillensis; highlands of western Angola.
Scrub and grasslands with trees, copses, plantations, gardens, parks, road verges, croplands, orchards, fybos, montane grasslands. Most common in highland areas.
Occurs singly, in pairs, or in flocks of up to 500.
Forages for seeds on ground, and in scrub, weeds, and trees.
They build a compact cup nest, commonly in a shrub.
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