Ethiopian siskin

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Ethiopian siskin
Male (composite image)
Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains Ethiopia
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Serinus
S. nigriceps
Binomial name
Serinus nigriceps
Rüppell, 1840

The Ethiopian siskin or Abyssinian siskin (Serinus nigriceps) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae.

It is found only in Ethiopia, usually at altitudes above 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) in the Ethiopian Highlands.

The bird's natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude Afromontane grassland.


It has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena, et al.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Serinus nigriceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22720078A94656768. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22720078A94656768.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Zamora, J; Moscoso J; Ruiz-del-Valle V; Ernesto L; Serrano-Vela JI; Ira-Cachafeiro J; Arnaiz-Villena A (2006). "Conjoint mitochondrial phylogenetic trees for canaries Serinus spp. and goldfinches Carduelis spp. show several specific polytomies" (PDF). Ardeola. 53 (1): 1–17.