Alternative name: Bully Canary
- Crithagra sulphurata
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.
Yellow Canary has a supercilium that is much longer and does not narrow so quickly behind the eye.
Placed in genus Serinus by Clements.
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.
Woodland, thicket, coastal scrub and gardens.
Occurs mostly either singly or in pairs.
- 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/
- Sinclair I & Ryan P. 2003. Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0620207299
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Brimstone Canary. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Brimstone_Canary