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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fringillidae.


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  • Response: This is adult male black-headed siskin, Serinus nigriceps.

    Mystery bird: Abyssinian siskin, Serinus nigriceps

  • Adult male Ethiopian black-headed siskin, Serinus nigriceps, also known as the Ethiopian siskin or (African/Abyssinian) black-headed siskin, or the black-headed serin, photographed at Bale Mountains, Ethiopia (Africa).

    Mystery bird: Abyssinian siskin, Serinus nigriceps

  • There are also fynbos endemics such as the orange-breasted sunbird Nectarinia violacea and Protea canary Serinus leucopterus.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • Threatened bird species include two near-endemics, the Ankober serin (Serinus ankoberensis, EN) and the white-winged flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi, EN).

    Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands

  • Ruppell's chat (Myrmecocichla melaena) and Ankober serin (Serinus ankoberensis) are two notable near-endemics.

    Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands

  • Birdlife International designates the Azores as a Secondary Area for conservation due to the presence of island canary (Serinus canaria), which is restricted to these islands, Madeira, and the Canary Islands.

    Azores temperate mixed forests

  • Berthelot's pipit (Anthus berthelotii), plain swift (Apus unicolor), and common canary (Serinus canaria) are near-endemic to the Canary Islands Dry Woodlands and Forests.

    Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests

  • The chorister robin (Cossypha dichroa) is mostly associated with forests but is found within the geographic borders of the ecoregion, while the forest canary (Serinus scotops) is found more frequently in thicket vegetation.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • Only 16 birds are recorded, most noticeable among them being the blue chaffinch Fringilla teydea teydea, the wild canary Serinus canaria, Berthelot's pipit Anthus berthelotii berthelotii, the commonest bird, kestrel Falco tinnunculus canariensis, long eared owl Asio otus canariensis and Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara.

    Teide National Park, Spain

  • Nevertheless, the area is considered an Endemic Bird Area by BirdLife International, and is home to a number of true fynbos species such as the Cape sugarbird (Promerops cafer), the orange-breasted sunbird (Nectarinia violacea), the Protea canary (Serinus leucopterus) and the Cape siskin (Serinus totta).

    Biological diversity in the Cape Floristic Region


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