Slightly larger than Serin but with similar stubby form on ground and in flight. Distinctive serin, with sooty head and breast, fiery orange-red forecrown, and heavily streaked back and flanks; rump orange in centre.
Breeds in south-east of west Palearctic, in middle and upper tree belts of mountains, subalpine meadows, and in wide and narrow ravines along rivers
Sings from upper branches of low birches or pines, or rock ledges, but is often on ground or on stony or rocky terrain
Mainly altitudinal migrant. Chiefly resident in Turkey
Seen at Lake Girdev & Göğübeli Geçi
Good Chance (GC) : Should see it with a little preparation at these sites (learn bird call)
Recording downloaded from : Xeno-canto
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Recording by Yoav Perlman
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Photo Alan Gillbertson
Red-fronted Serin recording: click on the download below to hear.