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Serinus whytii

Yellow-browed Seedeater
Serinus whytii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Gnathostomata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Aves
Superorder: Passerimorphae
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeres
Parvorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Serinus
Series: Amniota
Species: S. whytii
Binomial name
Serinus whytii
Shelley, 1897 Shelley 1897

Crithagra whytii

The yellow-browed seedeater (Serinus whytii) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Vernacular Names

  • Basque: Crithagra whytii
  • Catalan, Valencian: Petrell carablanc
  • English: Yellow Browed Seedeater · Yellow-browed Seedeater
  • French: Océanite frégate · Serin bridé
  • Spanish: Paíño pechialbo
  • Swedish: Gulbrynad siska


Name Status

Name Status: Accepted Name. Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 17-Oct-2001


  • Native: Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as less common than S. striolatus (Clement 1999). [1] Highlands of s Tanzania to Zambia and n Malawi
  • Reported here: Antarctica, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia.

Map showing distribution of observations of Serinus whytii.


More Information


  • GBIF: TaxonID: 5231606 TaxonKey: 336464
  • ITIS: 562975
  • Namebank ID: 7083
  • SP2000 Accepted Name Code: ITS-562975
  • SP2000 Name Code: 3863656
  • ZipcodeZoo CritterID: 146966


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  • Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 10, 2012.
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed March 10, 2008. http://www.gbif.org Mediated distribution data from provider.
  • IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Downloaded on January 28, 2012.

Page Notes

  1. BirdLife International 2009. Serinus whytii. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <<a href="http://www.iucnredlist.org">www.iucnredlist.org</a>>. Downloaded on 04 February 2012.