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'''Alternative name: Bully Canary'''
[[Image:Brimstone_Canary.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by jdbirdman]]
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==Description==
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;[[:Category:Serinus|Serinus]] sulphuratus
Male is bright yellow beneath with an olive-green malar stripe and bright yellow supercilliary stripe. Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.
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[[Image:Brimstone_Canary.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by jdbirdman <br />Location: South Africa]]
 
==Identification==
 
==Identification==
aka Bully Canary. Photographed in South Africa.
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Length 13-15 cm. A large canary with a big bill. The male is bright yellow beneath with an olive-green malar stripe and bright yellow supercilliary stripe.
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==Distribution==
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[[Africa]]: [[Uganda]] and [[Kenya]], south to eastern and southern [[South Africa]].
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==Taxonomy==
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There are six subspecies:<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>
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*''S. s. frommi''
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*''S. s. shelleyi''
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*''S. s. sharpii''
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*''S. s. languens''
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*''S. s. wilsoni''
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*''S. s. sulphuratus''
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==Habitat==
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Woodland, thicket and gardens.
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==Behaviour==
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Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.
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==References==
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# Clements JF. 2007. ''The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World''. 6th ed., with updates to October 2008. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
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# Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. ''Birds of Africa south of the Sahara''. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
{{GSearch|Serinus+sulphuratus}}  
 
{{GSearch|Serinus+sulphuratus}}  
[[Category:Birds]]
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[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Serinus]]

Revision as of 21:36, 16 August 2008

Alternative name: Bully Canary

Serinus sulphuratus
Photo by jdbirdman
Location: South Africa

Identification

Length 13-15 cm. A large canary with a big bill. The male is bright yellow beneath with an olive-green malar stripe and bright yellow supercilliary stripe.

Distribution

Africa: Uganda and Kenya, south to eastern and southern South Africa.

Taxonomy

There are six subspecies:1

  • S. s. frommi
  • S. s. shelleyi
  • S. s. sharpii
  • S. s. languens
  • S. s. wilsoni
  • S. s. sulphuratus

Habitat

Woodland, thicket and gardens.

Behaviour

Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.

References

  1. Clements JF. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2008. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299

External Links

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