Thick-billed Seedeater (Serinus burtoni) - HBW 15, p. 535
French: Serin de Burton
Spanish: Serín de Burton
Other common names: Thick-billed Serin
Taxonomy: Strobilophaga burtoni G. R. Gray, 1862, Cameroon Mountains, 7000 feet [c. 2130 m].
Has previously been placed in genus Crithagra, and more recent mitochondrial DNA analysis indicates distant relationship with present African congeners, but detailed consideration of all taxa in current genus is required before full generic revision can be made. This species and S. melanochrous and S. rufobrunneus sometimes thought to form a superspecies; has been treated as conspecific with S. melanochrous, but differs morphologically and vocally. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- burtoni ( G. R. Gray, 1862) - extreme SE Nigeria, SW Cameroon and Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
- tanganjicae Granvik, 1923 - WC Angola; E DRCongo E to W Uganda, W Rwanda and W Burundi.
- kilimensis ( Richmond, 1897) - extreme E Uganda, SW Kenya and N & W Tanzania.
- albifrons ( Sharpe, 1891) - C Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
one bird Locality Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda (ssp tanganjicae)
Daniêl Jimenez 18 September 2010 2 years ago 17 sec 3.4
one bird perching and flying away Locality Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda (ssp tanganjicae)
Daniêl Jimenez 17 September 2010 2 years ago 5 sec 3.3
A bird perched looking around Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp tanganijicae)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 5 years ago 20 sec 2.3
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