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'''Alternative name: Bully Canary'''
 
'''Alternative name: Bully Canary'''
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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]]]]
 
[[Image:Brimstone_Canary.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male<br />Photo by {{user|jdbirdman|jdbirdman}} <br /> Cape vidal, [[KwaZulu-Natal]], [[South Africa]]]]
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''Serinus sulphuratus''
 
==Identification==
 
==Identification==
 
Length 13-15 cm<br />
 
Length 13-15 cm<br />
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====Subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>====
 
====Subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>====
 
There are 3 subspecies:
 
There are 3 subspecies:
*''S. s. sharpii'':
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:*[[Kenya]], [[Uganda]], eastern [[Zaire]] to [[Angola]], [[Zambia]] and [[Mozambique]]
 
:*[[Kenya]], [[Uganda]], eastern [[Zaire]] to [[Angola]], [[Zambia]] and [[Mozambique]]
*''S. s. wilsoni'':
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:*Southern [[Mozambique]] and [[South Africa]] (Transvaal to eastern Cape Province)
 
:*Southern [[Mozambique]] and [[South Africa]] (Transvaal to eastern Cape Province)
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:*South-western and southern Cape Province
 
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Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.
 
Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.
 
==References==
 
==References==
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#Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. ''Birds of Africa south of the Sahara''. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299  
 
#Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. ''Birds of Africa south of the Sahara''. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299  
 
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[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Serinus]] [[Category:Crithagra]]
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[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Crithagra]]

Revision as of 17:50, 3 October 2015

Alternative name: Bully Canary

Male
Photo by jdbirdman
Cape vidal, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Crithagra sulphurata

Serinus sulphuratus

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 but short supercilliary stripe.

Similar species

Yellow Canary has a supercilium that is much longer and does not narrow so quickly behind the eye.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

Placed in genus Crithagra by Gill and Donsker.

Subspecies[1]

There are 3 subspecies:

  • C. s. sharpii:
  • C. s. wilsoni:
  • C. s. sulphurata:
  • 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, 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. Avibase
  3. Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299

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