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Cape canary

Serinus canicollis

Description:

The Cape Canary is 11–13 cm in length. The adult male has a green back with black edging to the wing feathers wings and tail. The underparts, rump and tail sides are yellow, and the lower belly is white. The rear head and neck are grey, and the face is cinnamon. The female is similar, but with a less grey on the head. The juvenile has greenish-yellow underparts with heavy brown streaking. This species is easily distinguished from the Yellow-fronted Canary by its lack of black face markings.

Notes:

Its call is tsit-it-it

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Jared Hersch
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Jared Hersch

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jun 17, 2014
Submitted on Jun 17, 2014

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