Monday, July 25, 2016

Western Citril (Crithagra Frontalis)

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.[2] The genus was therefore split and a number of species including the western citril were moved to the resurrected genus Crithagra.[3][4]

The earlier introduction was adopted from wikipedia. I choose to put the pressure spotted on the terms of scientific name changing due to the progressed science research, where those scientists has spent thousands of man hours that resulting new knowledge brought to us.

Here I present some pictures, where I have took some amateur shoots over the breeding cage. I have very detail day to day basis of documentation of the breeding it self. Since the first day of the egg laying through the day the chicks are fledging and survived the raising days. Unfortunately, I came on the thought that it may be a little bit difficult to up load the whole pictures. So I decided to select some of the pictures to represent it appearance.

As the flash and brief note, the breeding of this pretty birds won't be different compared to other singing finches, especially if it is close to its relatives, such as C. Atrogularis, C. Leucopygius, C. Mozambicus, etc. Their chicks are better survivor, hungry for the food and dare to compete in chasing food from their parent's beaks. The bad thing is, some parents are not so good in feeding and caring their chicks, so the developing their number in breeding sometimes requires other bird to become foster parent.