Yellow-fronted Canary

Crithagra mozambica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

YFCA

Code 6

SERMOZ

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Yellow-fronted Canary has a large range, estimated globally at 9,500,000 square kilometers. It is primarily found in Africa, though it has been introduced to the United States and Puerto Rico. This bird prefers Savanna, Shrubland, and Grassland ecological systems, though it can reside in rural gardens or on pasture or arable land. The population of the bird has not been determined but the species is described as common in many areas despite being heavily traded. The Yellow-fronted Canary does not currently meet the criteria for the IUCN Red List and has an evaluation level of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Yellow-fronted Canary: Native to sub-Saharan Africa, this small finch has olive-gray upperparts and bright yellow underparts and rump, a gray crown and nape, yellow eyebrow and cheek, a dark malar stripe and gray legs and feet. It feeds on seeds and insects. Bounding flight, alternates flapping with gliding. Sexes are similar, female is duller.


Range and Habitat

Yellow-fronted Canary: Towards the end of the 1960s, this species was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Molokai, and Hawaii, where they maintain resident colonies. They can be found in dry, open woodlands and also in cultivated areas. This species is native to Africa in areas south of the Sahara Desert.

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Yellow-fronted Canary SONGS AND CALLS

Yellow-fronted Canary A1

Song phrases and "chirp" calls.

Yellow-fronted Canary A2

Series of "tseeu" calls.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"Zee-zeree-chereeo", "chip-chip"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Yellow-fronted Canary was first described in 1776 by German zoologist Phillip Muller.
  • It is also known as the Green Singing Finch.
  • A group of canaries are collectively known as an "aria" and an "opera" of canaries.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

RANGE MAP HAWAII

About this Hawaii Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Hawaiian island.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Artist

Yury Lisyak

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
Malar stripeX
Also called whisker, mustache or malar streak, it is the area below the eye and bill on the sides of the chin that stretches downwards.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X