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Canary

species of bird

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.

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