Lemon-breasted Canary (Serinus citrinipectus) - HBW 15, p. 527
French: Serin à poitrine citron
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A close-up of a male perched, looking around. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 6 years ago 32 sec 4
A pair on a wire and flying away Locality Bonamanzi Game Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Josh Engel 23 November 2007 6 years ago 2 sec 3.5
A male resting on a branch, looking around Locality Bonamanzi Game Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Christian Boix Hinzen 11 July 2006 6 years ago 20 sec 2.8
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