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Birds of Indian Subcontinent

A NEW SPECIES OF SERIN FROM ETHIOPIA

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1979
Authors:Ash, JS
Journal:Ibis
Volume:121
Issue:1
Date Published:1979
ISBN Number:1474-919X
Keywords:Carduelis, Carduelis ankoberensis, Crithagra, Crithagra ankoberensis, Ethiopia, Fringillidae, Ochrospiza, Ochrospiza ankoberensis, Serinus, Serinus ankoberensis, Serinus serinus
Abstract:SUMMARY From Ethiopia, a new species of streaked seedeater (Serin), the Ankober Serin Serinus ankoberensis. is described. It is closely related to S. menachensis of the Arabian peninsula, and like it, is a highland species living at around 3030 m along the top of the steep escarpment of the central highland massif. It is a terrestrial species. A nest found in March contained three white eggs in a vertical hole in an overhanging bank.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1979.tb05010.x
Short Title:Ibis
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