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Atlantic Canary - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by miksik
Madeira, November 2005

Alternative name: Island Canary

Serinus canaria


Photo © by katastrofa
Garajonay National Park, La Gomera, Canary Islands, February 2019

L. 12.5-13.5 cm (5-5¼ in)
Ws. 20-23 cm
Wt. 15-20 g

  • Yellow green
  • Brownish streaking on back
  • Forked tail



Madeira, Azores and western Canary Islands. Introduced to Hawaii.


This is a monotypic species[1].


A variety of lowland and sub-montane pine and laurel forests and woodland.


Photo © by Pappa Smurf
Gran Canaria, October, 2015


Their diet consists almost entirely of grass and herb seeds; with the addition of buds, fruit and some insects.


Monogamous. They nest in bushes or trees.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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