Ethiopian siskin

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Ethiopian siskin
Abyssinian siskin (Serinus nigriceps) male.jpg
Male (composite image)
Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains Ethiopia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Serinus
S. nigriceps
Binomial name
Serinus nigriceps
Rüppell, 1840

The Ethiopian siskin or Abyssinian siskin (Serinus nigriceps) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family.

It is found only in Ethiopia usually at altitudes above 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) in the Ethiopian Highlands.

The bird's natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude Afromontane grassland.


It has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Serinus nigriceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Zamora, J; Moscoso J; Ruiz-del-Valle V; Ernesto L; Serrano-Vela JI; Ira-Cachafeiro J; Arnaiz-Villena A (2006). "Conjoint mitochondrial phylogenetic trees for canaries Serinus spp. and goldfinches Carduelis spp. show several specific polytomies" (PDF). Ardeola. 53 (1): 1–17.