Mountain serin

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Mountain serin
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Chrysocorythus
Wolters, 1967
Species: C. estherae
Binomial name
Chrysocorythus estherae
(Finsch, 1902)

The mountain serin (Chrysocorythus estherae) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family.

It is found in Indonesia and the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

The mountain serin was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but a phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences found that the species was not closely related to other member of Serinus nor to the geographically nearest finch, the Vietnamese greenfinch.[2] The species was therefore assigned to a separate genus Chrysocorythus, a name that had previously been proposed by the German ornithologist Hans Edmund Wolters in 1967.[3][4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Serinus estherae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Zuccon, Dario; Prŷs-Jones, Robert; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Ericson, Per G.P. (2012). "The phylogenetic relationships and generic limits of finches (Fringillidae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 62 (2): 581–596. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.10.002. PMID 22023825.
  3. ^ Wolters, H.E. (1967). "Uber einige asiatische Carduelinae". Bonner Zoologische Beitraege (in German). 18: 169–172.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Finches, euphonias". World Bird List Version 5.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 June 2015.