|race graueri in Bwindi Forest NP, Uganda|
The Streaky Seedeater (Serinus striolatus) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is said to be found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, although it may be replaced by the Yellow-browed Seedeater (Serinus whytii), in Tanzania.
14–15 centimetres (5.5–5.9 in) long. This is a large, heavily streaked, brown canary with a white (not yellow) supercilium and throat. It has a heavier bill than other seedeaters that share the same teritory. One source describes it has having variable greenish edges to the primaries (see photograph on left).
The western Uganda graueri race is deeper buff-brown below.
Status and Habitat
It has a rich, often fairly slow, thrush-like song as well as a loud melodic 'si-wioouu' call.
- Sinclair, Ian; Ryan, Peter (2003). Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Cape Town: Struik.
- Stevenson, Terry; Fanshaw, John (2002). A Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa.
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