- Serinus canicollis
Includes Yellow-crowned Canary
11Â·5â€“14 cm (4Â½-5Â½ in)
- Green back with black edged wing feathers wings and tail
- Yellow underparts, rump and tail sides
- White lower belly
- Rear head and neck are grey
- Cinnamon face
Female similar to male, but has less grey on the head.
Juvenile: greenish-yellow underparts with heavy brown streaking
 Similar Species
This species is easily distinguished from the Yellow-fronted Canary by its lack of black face markings.
South-eastern southern Africa.
Formerly considered conspecific with Yellow-crowned Canary.
Three subspecies are recognised:
- S. c. canicollis; south-western Cape to western Free State and southern KwaZulu-Natal
- S. c. thompsonae; Lesotho, eastern Free State and northern KwaZulu-Natal to Limpopo Province
- S. c. griseitergum; eastern Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique highlands
Scrub and grasslands with trees, copses, plantations, gardens, parks, road verges, croplands, orchards, fybos, montane grasslands. Most common in highland areas, but is found in coastal bush in South Africa.
Occurs singly, in pairs, or in flocks of up to 500.
Forages for seeds on ground, and in scrub, weeds, and trees.
It builds a compact cup nest, commonly in a shrub.
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- Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
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