Finches (Fringillidae)

Brown-rumped Seedeater (Serinus tristriatus) - HBW 15, p. 532

French: Serin à trois raies German: Rüppellgirlitz Spanish: Serín Culipardo
Other common names: Brown-rumped Serin

Taxonomy: Serinus tristriatus Rüppell, 1840, Taranta Mountains, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Ethiopia.
Birds from N Somalia, supposedly paler or greyer and with more prominent streaks on mantle, sometimes separated as race pallidior, but probably matched by others elsewhere in range. Monotypic.

Distribution: W Eritrea, N & C Ethiopia and N Somalia.

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