Canary

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Canary
Serinus canaria LC0210.jpg
Canary (Serinus canaria)
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S. canaria
Binomial name
Serinus canaria
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Serinus canaria canaria

The canary (Serinus canaria), also called the island canary, Atlantic canary or common canary, is a small passerine bird. It belongs to the genus Serinus in the finch family. It is native to the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira. Wild birds are mostly yellow-green, with brownish streaking on the back. The species is common in captivity. Different colour varieties have been bred. Canaries are domestic birds. They are popular pets.

Nesting Canary nests are small and cup-shaped, and the birds build them several feet off the ground in a shrub or a tree. Both members of the pair build the nest, usually with a variety of twigs, sticks, grasses, and more. Females lay an average of three or four eggs per clutch.