(805) 16 cm; 24 g
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.
Like ad; lacks yellow throat spot.
Fairly common resident, usually in pairs.
Open woodland with sparse grass.
Insects, also seeds and nectar.
3-4 loud, evenly pitched tri-tri-tri notes.
Monogamous. Nests in natural holes, or in old barbet and Woodpecker
holes in trees; parasitised by Greater Honeyguide and Brown-backed
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