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Serinus mozambicus samaliyae 

Actual scientific name :   Serinus mozambicus samaliyae 
Old scientific name :   Serinus mozambicus samaliyae 
French name :   Serin front jaune
English name :   Yellow-fronted Canary
Vernacular name :  
Bwalila (Kiluba) ; kasakala (Kitshok) ; kavila bulongo, nkunza; tshidiankuna; ntakala (Tshiluba)


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Description :   Very common, recognised by its facial patterns: yellow supercilium, black eye stripe, yellow below the black eye stripe and black moustachial stripes. Throat is yellow. Upperparts are brown streaked with yellow and underparts are yellow.  
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Behaviour :   Often seen in uncropped fields as well as in areas where there are many grasses.  
Diet :   Seeds.  
Life history :   Classical nest placed at mid height in a fork. Nidification takes place during the rainy season.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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