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  Yellow-throated Petronia

    (Yellow-throated Sparrow)

 

 

Petronia superciliaris

(805) 16 cm; 24 g

SEXES  Alike. Broad, straight, pale buff (not white, narrow and curved) eyebrow, plain brown (not grizzled) crown, and 2 pale wing bars differentiate it from Streaky-headed Seedeater. Yellow spot on lower throat seldom shows in field.

JUV  Like ad; lacks yellow throat spot.

STATUS  Fairly common resident, usually in pairs.

HABITAT  Open woodland with sparse grass.

FOOD  Insects, also seeds and nectar.

CALL 3-4 loud, evenly pitched tri-tri-tri notes.

BR  Monogamous. Nests in natural holes, or in old barbet and Woodpecker holes in trees; parasitised by Greater Honeyguide and Brown-backed Honeybird

ALT NAME  Yellow-throated Sparrow.

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Pyt001

Hyena Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Pyt002

Hyena Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Pyt003

Hyena Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Pyt004

Hyena Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Pyt005

Hyena Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Pyt006

Hyena Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

       

 

 

 

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