French: Serin des Canaries German: Kanarengirlitz Spanish: Serín canario
Other common names:
Azores, Madeira and Canary Is. Introduced and well established in Hawaii#R.
12·5–13·5 cm; 15–20 g. Small yellowish-green finch with forked tail. Male has forehead and supercilium golden-yellow, forecrown to nape greenish-... read more
Song, often from within treetop or from open songpost, a rapid series of rich, varied, sweet,... read more
Wide variety of lowland and submontane forests of pine (Pinus), laurel (Lauraceae), and... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly seeds, mostly of herbs and grasses, also some buds and fruit, and small number of insects. Seeds, buds, shoots and fruits... read more
Season Jan–Jul; two or three broods (only two in Azores). Monogamous. Territorial male performs stiff-winged butterfly-like display-... read more
Resident, with short-distance dispersal. Between late Aug–Oct and Feb–Mar flocks wander... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Madeira and the Canary Islands EBA and Azores Secondary Area. Common to locally common; scarce and local in E... read more
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