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Alternative name: Bully Canary

Serinus sulphuratus
Photo by jdbirdman
Location: South Africa


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.


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


There are six subspecies:1

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


Woodland, thicket and gardens.


Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.


  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

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