Cut-throat Finch
Amadina fasciata

Male Cut-throat Finch, Jemma Valley, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Cut-throat Finch is distributed in a broad line south of the Sahara and in the eastern and central regions of Africa. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found mainly in semi-arid habitat.

The male is distinguished by the red crescent-shaped stripe across the throat which is lacking in the female (photo 2). These birds are of the sub-species A. f. alexanderi which has bolder barring both above and below compared to the nominate.

Female Cut-throat Finch, Liben Plains, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image
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