Yellow rumped Serin
. Yellow rumped serin|
Serinus atrogularis is listed on the Australian Government list as the Southern Yellow rumped Seedeater.
Serinus atrogularis xanthopygius is a sub-species and listed on the Australian Government list as the Abyssinian Yellow rumped Seedeater.
Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.
Government Regulations & By-Laws: Refer to "Government Laws" web page.
Housing Requirements: Click on "Housing birds" web page for general details on the housing of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
May be kept with other finches but with their rarity in Australian aviaries it would be best to give each pair an aviary of their own.
Diet / Feeding: Click on "Feeding birds" web page for general details on the nutrition of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.
Good quality finch mix, seeding grasses and some fruits (e.g. apple) and some leafy green vegetables can be offered. Live food is not essential in the non-breeding season but is beneficial at breeding season. Mealworms, crickets and small locusts can be offered. Sprouted or soaked seed if available.
Basic seed mix should include Canary seed, White French Millet, Japanese Millet, and Yellow and Red Panicum.
The Yellow rumped serin has a similar feed requirement as Canaries and the "soft foods" as provided for Canaries will be consumed.
Nesting: A basic overview only.
More details on finch nests and a selection of finch nest photos can be located on the "nests", "finch nests" and "finch nest photos" web pages. Click on "Up" then "nests" then "finch nests" and "finch nests photos" in the navigation bars.
Breeding: Egg Colour ?. Clutch/s per year 2 - 3. Eggs per nest 2 - 4. Incubation approx 13 - 14 days. Fledge approx. 21 days. Independent approx another 3weeks.
Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site. It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here. Refer "Specific References" as listed below and "General References" listings.
Health Issues: Refer "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.
General References: Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.