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Yellow-fronted Canary (Crithagra mozambica)

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Class: Aves
Family: Fringillidae
Common Name: Yellow-fronted Canary
Genus: Crithagra
Species Name: mozambica

About The Yellow-fronted Canary

Yellow-fronted canaries are native to much of sub-Saharan Africa. They are found in most countries below their northern limit of 17˚ north latitude, including Mauritania, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Congo, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Botswana (Fry and Keith, 2004). They are notably absent from the arid regions of South Africa and the tropical rainforests of the Congo Basin.

Popular cagebirds, yellow-fronted canaries have been released near human settlements around the globe, establishing populations where conditions permit. Introduced birds have colonized parts of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Sao Tomé, Mafia Island, Mauritius, and Réunion among other countries.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); ethiopian (Introduced , Native ); neotropical (Introduced ); oceanic islands (Introduced ); indian ocean (Introduced ); pacific ocean (Introduced )

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Lambert, T. 2007. "Serinus mozambicus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

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