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Atlantic Canary

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Alternative name: Island Canary

Photo by miksik Madeira, November 2005
Photo by miksik
Madeira, November 2005
Serinus canaria


[edit] Identification

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


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

[edit] Distribution

Madeira, Azores and western Canary Islands

[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

[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. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  3. Wikipedia

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