Yellow-fronted Canary

The Yellow-fronted Canary (Serinus mozambicus), is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is known elsewhere as the Green Singing Finch. This bird is a resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Its habitat is open woodland and cultivation.

The Yellow-fronted Canary is 4.3 to 5.1 inches in length. The adult male has a green back and brown wings and tail. The underparts and rump are yellow, and the head is yellow with a gray crown and nape, and black malar (cheek-bone) stripe. The female is similar, but with a weaker head pattern and duller underparts. Juveniles are greyer than the female, especially on the head.

The Yellow-fronted Canary is a common, gregarious seedeater. Its song is a warbled zee-zeree-chereeo. It nests in trees, laying 3″“4 eggs in a compact cup nest.

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