Streaky Seed-eater

Serinus striolatus

Streaky Seed-eater, Serinus striolatus, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in a farming area near Eldoret, Rift Valley, Kenya. 3 April 2011. Elevation 2360 m.

Streaky Seed-eater © Michael Plagens

Found commonly in cultivated plots and gardens in highland areas of the Rift Valley and in the neighborhoods of Nairobi. The conical bill is indicative of seed-eating birds. There is a broad white, sometimes yellowish, eyebrow stripe and a smaller stripe below the eye. A dark stripe extends down from the corner of the mouth.

Fringillidae -- Finch Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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