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  Yellow Canary

 

Crithagra flaviventris

(878) 13.5 cm; 17 g

M  Upperparts variable, grading from yellow in northern region to olive green and streaked in south, but all birds have bright yellow underparts and unbroken yellow band across fore­head. Bill heavier than Yellow-fronted Canary and facial markings less bold.

F  Dull and mottled grey-olive above, paler below, breast conspicuously streaked and rump bright yellow.

JUV  Like F but more mottled and streaked.

STATUS  Common resident and near-endemic.

HABITAT  Semi-arid shrublands, also in gardens.

FOOD  Seeds, flowers, fruit, insects and nectar.

CALL  Sustained song; take-off note tirriyip.

BR  Monogamous. Nest placed in shrub, seldom in tree.

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Cny001

Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Cny002

Sunday Pan, CKGR

Camera: Canon 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Cny003

Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Cny004

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II2

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Cny005

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II2

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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