SocotraGrosbeak

May 3, 2017 – Socotra Grosbeak or Socotra Golden-winged Grosbeak (Rhynchostruthus socotranus)

These finches are found only on Socotra Island in Yemen. They eat seeds, buds, and fruits. Breeding between December and February, males perform slow display flights while singing. Though they have a limited range and their population is estimated at around 6,500 birds, they do not face any major threats and their numbers appear to be stable.

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