Puneet Varma

Western citril

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Subfamily  Carduelinae
Higher classification  Serinus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Fringillidae
Scientific name  Serinus frontalis
Rank  Species
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Genus  Crithagra Swainson, 1827
Similar  Bird, African citril, Serinus, Finch, Yellow‑browed seedeater

Western citril male s song

The western citril (Crithagra frontalis), also known as the yellow-browed citril, is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in central Africa.


The western citril was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic. The genus was therefore split and a number of species including the western citril were moved to the resurrected genus Crithagra.

Western citril crithagra frontalis finchpolis


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