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Yellow-fronted Canary

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Yellow-fronted Canary

Overview

Yellow-fronted Canary: Native to sub-Saharan Africa. Small finch with olive-gray upperparts and bright yellow underparts and rump. Gray crown and nape, yellow eyebrow and cheek, dark malar stripe. Gray legs and feet. Feeds on seeds and insects. Bounding flight, alternates flapping with gliding.

Range and Habitat

Yellow-fronted Canary: Introduced to the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Molokai, and Hawaii at the end of the 1960's. Found in dry open woodlands and cultivated areas. Native to Africa south of the Sahara Desert.

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.

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. 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.

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