Finches (Fringillidae)

Yellow-throated Seedeater (Serinus flavigula) - HBW 15, p. 524

French: Serin à gorge jaune German: Gelbkehlgirlitz Spanish: Serín Gorjigualdo
Other common names: Yellow-throated Serin

Taxonomy: Serinus flavigula Salvadori, 1888, Ambokarra, Shoa Province, Ethiopia.
Forms a superspecies, and formerly treated as conspecific, with S. xantholaemus; both have been treated as conspecific with S. atrogularis. Geographical variation of S. xantholaemus problematic and insufficiently known, and position further confused by population on Mt Fantalle (C Ethiopia), which intermediate in characters between latter and present species. Present taxon was once thought to be a synonym of S. xanthopygius or even a hybrid between that and S. dorsostriatus. Provisionally considered a separate species pending further research, including anal.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Serinus flavigula Salvadori, 1888, Ambokarra, Shoa Province, Ethiopia.
Forms a superspecies, and formerly treated as conspecific, with S. xantholaemus; both have been treated as conspecific with S. atrogularis. Geographical variation of S. xantholaemus problematic and insufficiently known, and position further confused by population on Mt Fantalle (C Ethiopia), which intermediate in characters between latter and present species. Present taxon was once thought to be a synonym of S. xanthopygius or even a hybrid between that and S. dorsostriatus. Provisionally considered a separate species pending further research, including analysis of mitochondrial DNA. Monotypic.

Distribution: C Ethiopia (Shoa Province).