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Yellow-fronted/Brimstone Canary (Rwanda) (1 Viewer)


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Hi all

I've got this down as an immature Brimstone Canary based on the streaking and the size of the bird, although now looking at Yellow-fronted Canary I'm doubting my call on it.


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Hi Marcell,

IMO, your bird is an immature Yellow-fronted Canary.

The structure is not good for Brimstone, the bill especially is too light, and the tail looks too short for Brimstone.
On plumage, your bird also fits Yellow-fronted best: the malar stripe is dark (greenish in Brimstone), and AFAIK the streaking on the side of the breast is absent in Brimstone. Even thought this bird is an immature, face pattern is too strong for Brimstone.
Thanks again Tib - it was the face pattern that caused my doubt and on the flip side not having seen the bright yellow rump of the Yellow-fronted.
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