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Alternative name: Kenya Grosbeak-Canary

Photo by Valéry Schollaert
d'Arusha, Tanzania, September 2010
Crithagra buchanani

Serinus buchanani


Length 14-15 cm. Larger than Brimstone Canary with bigger pink (rather than horn) bill.


Southern Kenya and northern Tanzania


This is a monotypic species[1].
Placed in genus Serinus by Clements.


Acacia scrub, woodlands and gardens.



  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154

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