Somali Bunting (Emberiza poliopleura) - HBW 16, p. 528
French: Bruant de Somalie
Spanish: Escribano Somalí
Other common names: Somali Golden-breasted Bunting
Taxonomy: Fringillaria poliopleura Salvadori, 1888, Soddè, Shewa, Ethiopia.
Forms a superspecies with E. flaviventris. Monotypic.
Distribution: Locally from Ethiopia and Somalia, also extreme SE Sudan and NE Uganda, S through Kenya to NE Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in a tree. Locality Ginir, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 December 2005 10 years ago 30 sec 4.5
preening Locality Kersa Dek, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 5 years ago 26 sec 4.4
A close-up bird that manages to remain partially concealed. Locality Kersa Dek, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 7 November 2013 2 years ago 29 sec 3.3
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Locality Negele Boran, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 24 November 2012 3 years ago 4.2
Somali Bunting (Emberiza poliopleura)
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Jacques Erard 15 October 2009 2 years ago 4
Perched low in tree.
Locality Bogol Manyo, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 28 January 2009 3 years ago 4
Locality Negele Borana scrub, Negele Arsi, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Markus Lilje 17 January 2011 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.7
Adult individual near Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Locality Ol Doinyo Lengai, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
buchert 10 October 2014 1 year ago 3.3
Locality Dola Mena, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 16 July 2009 3 years ago 3.3
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