A plain seedeater of the Abyssinian highlands. Note the gray-brown back, the paler underparts, the white eyebrow, and the small white throat. Generally common in a variety of montane habitats including forest edge, woodland, scrub, and gardens. Similar in overall coloration to Reichard’s and Streaky Seedeaters, but easily separated by the plain unstreaked underparts. The simple song consists of repeated scratchy whistles.