Alternative name: Bully Canary
- Crithagra sulphurata
13·5–16 cm (5¼-6¼ in)
A large canary with a big bill.
Yellow Canary has a supercilium that is much longer and does not narrow so quickly behind the eye.
There are 3 subspecies:
- C. s. sharpii:
- C. s. wilsoni:
- C. s. sulphurata:
- Southern South Africa (southern Western Cape and western Eastern Cape)
Two additional subspecies frommi and shelleyi are not generally recognised, and languens is usually considered invalid.
Lowland coastal woodland, thicket, coastal scrub and gardens.
Their diet consists mostly of seeds, leaves, flowers, berries, buds and ripened fruit. They also eat some insects such as termites.
They are usually seen either singly or in pairs.
- 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/
- Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Brimstone Canary. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 13 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Brimstone_Canary