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Alternative name: East African Citril

Crithagra hyposticta

Serinus hypostictus


Similar to (and often treated as a subspecies of) African Citril, but has a greyish or olive face and indistinct eyebrow. These features also distinguish it from the Western Citril and Forest Canary.


East Africa: Tanzania, Malawi and adjascent northern Mozambique.


Two subspecies recognized:

Some authorities1 treat the Southern Citril and Western Citril as subspecies of the African Citril.


Forest edge, moist woodland, gardens.



  1. Dickinson EC (ed.) 2003. The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, USA. ISBN 9780691117010
  2. Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299

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