- Crithagra dorsostriata
Length 12-13 cm
Lower belly and undertail coverts white; rest of under parts yellow.
Placed in genus Serinus by Clements.
Crithagra dorsostriata has three subspecies:
- C. d. maculicollis
- C. d. dorsostriata
- C. d. taruensis
Dry savanna, grassland and thicket.
It feeds on the ground but also eats buds and flowers in the tops of trees.
The nest is lined with feathers and soft fine grasses. The clutch of 2-4 eggs are incubated for about 14 days. The young fledge about 21 days later.
- 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/
- Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) White-bellied Canary. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 August 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/White-bellied_Canary