Finches (Fringillidae)

Lemon-breasted Canary (Serinus citrinipectus) - HBW 15, p. 527

French: Serin à poitrine citron German: Gelbbrustgirlitz Spanish: Serín Pechilimón
Other common names: Lemon-breasted Seedeater

Taxonomy: Serinus citrinipectus Clancey and Lawson, 1960, near Panda, Inhambane, Sul do Save, southern Mozambique.
Following recent analysis of mitochondrial DNA, has been proposed that this species, along with S. leucopygia, S. mozambicus and S. dorsostriatus, be placed in a separate genus, Ochrospiza, only distantly related to other African members of present genus; detailed consideration of all taxa in current genus is required, however, before full revision can be made. Further, this species sometimes thought to be a hybrid between S. atrogularis and S. mozambicus. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Malawi, NE & SE Zimbabwe, NW & S Mozambique and NE South Africa (NE Limpopo and N KwaZulu-Natal).

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