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Brimstone Canary

Serinus sulphuratus

Description:

The brimstone canary is 15–16 cm in length with a heavy bill, which is short, conical and very stout at the base. The bill is light brown with a pinkish or yellowish base. The legs and feet are pinkish-brown. It has yellow-green upper parts with dark green streaking, yellow-green ear coverts and malar stripe, and two yellow wing bars. The underparts are yellow, with a greenish wash on the flanks, and breast. The sexes are similar, but the male is brighter, with a bigger bill, better defined face pattern, brighter yellow wing bars and a greenish rump. Young birds are duller, greyer and less yellow below than the adults.

Habitat:

This species is found in open, lightly wooded habitats, such as hillsides with trees or scrub and forest edges. In South Africa it occurs mainly in coastal areas, inhabiting coastal bush, shrubs along streams, gardens, and areas with rank vegetation. It is not truly migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements.

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3 Comments

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 7 years ago

Lovely !!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 7 years ago

Thx Jardel!

Jardel Prado
Jardel Prado 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Jared Hersch
Spotted by
Jared Hersch

Sundays River Valley Local Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 6, 2014
Submitted on Sep 24, 2014

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