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'''Alternative name: Bully Canary'''
 
'''Alternative name: Bully Canary'''
 
 
;[[:Category:Serinus|Serinus]] sulphuratus
 
;[[:Category:Serinus|Serinus]] sulphuratus
[[Image:Brimstone_Canary.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by jdbirdman <br />Location: South Africa]]
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[[Image:Brimstone_Canary.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male<br />Photo by {{user|jdbirdman|jdbirdman}} <br /> Cape vidal, [[KwaZulu-Natal]], [[South Africa]]]]
 
==Identification==
 
==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.
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Length 13-15 cm<br />
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A large canary with a big bill.<br />
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The male is bright yellow beneath with an olive-green malar stripe and bright yellow supercilliary stripe.
 
==Distribution==
 
==Distribution==
 
[[Africa]]: [[Uganda]] and [[Kenya]], south to eastern and southern [[South Africa]].
 
[[Africa]]: [[Uganda]] and [[Kenya]], south to eastern and southern [[South Africa]].
 
==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==
There are six subspecies:<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>
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====Subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>====
*''S. s. frommi''
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There are 3 subspecies:
*''S. s. shelleyi''
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*''S. s. sharpii'':
*''S. s. sharpii''
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:*[[Kenya]], [[Uganda]], eastern [[Zaire]] to [[Angola]], [[Zambia]] and [[Mozambique]]
*''S. s. languens''
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*''S. s. wilsoni'':
*''S. s. wilsoni''
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:*Southern [[Mozambique]] and [[South Africa]] (Transvaal to eastern Cape Province)
*''S. s. sulphuratus''
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*''S. s. sulphuratus'':
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:*South-western and southern Cape Province
  
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Two additional subspecies ''frommi'' and ''shelleyi'' are not generally recognised, and ''languens'' is usually considered invalid<sup>[[#References|[2]]]</sup>.
 
==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
Woodland, thicket and gardens.
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Woodland, thicket, coastal scrub and gardens.
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
 
Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.
 
Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.
 
==References==
 
==References==
# 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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#{{Ref-Clements6thDec09}}#Avibase
# Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. ''Birds of Africa south of the Sahara''. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299  
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#Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. ''Birds of Africa south of the Sahara''. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299  
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{{ref}}
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
{{GSearch|Serinus+sulphuratus}}  
 
{{GSearch|Serinus+sulphuratus}}  
 
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Serinus]]
 
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Serinus]]

Revision as of 18:39, 1 August 2010

Alternative name: Bully Canary

Serinus sulphuratus
Male
Photo by jdbirdman
Cape vidal, KwaZulu-Natal, 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

Subspecies[1]

There are 3 subspecies:

  • S. s. sharpii:
  • S. s. wilsoni:
  • S. s. sulphuratus:
  • South-western and southern Cape Province

Two additional subspecies frommi and shelleyi are not generally recognised, and languens is usually considered invalid[2].

Habitat

Woodland, thicket, coastal scrub and gardens.

Behaviour

Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299

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