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Atlantic Canary

From Opus

Photo © by miksik Madeira, November 2005
Photo © by miksik
Madeira, November 2005

Alternative name: Island Canary

Serinus canaria


[edit] Identification

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

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

  • Yellow green
  • Brownish streaking on back
  • Forked tail


[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

JuvenilePhoto © by Pappa SmurfGran Canaria, October, 2015
Photo © by Pappa Smurf
Gran Canaria, October, 2015

[edit] Diet

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

[edit] Breeding

Monogamous. They nest in bushes or trees.

[edit] References

  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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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