Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily NameRoberts NoStatusSize
Seed-eater, Streaky-headedSerinus gularis881Resident13-14cm
Seed-eater, Streaky-headed

Plain looking except for long white eyebrow and pale streaks on top of head. White throat, plain brown breast. Occurs in pairs or family parties. Enjoys the seeds of liquid amber trees, probes bases of flowers to extract nectar, tears open aloe flowers to eat anthers.
Food: seeds, small fruits, nectar, buds, flower parts and insects