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Yellow-Fronted Canary

Yellow-fronted canary on grass stem Yellow-fronted Canary nibbles on grass seeds, Curry's Post, KZN, South Africa. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera Gear: Canon EOS 50D; Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM; Focal length 400mm; Shutter speed: 1/2000; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO 400; Exposure compensation: +0.3 EV

The Yellow-fronted canary (Crithagra mozambica) is a small canary with bold facial markings, a distinctive yellow front, and grayish crown and nape.

It was previously called the Yellow-eyed Canary, but this is misleading as the eyes are in fact dark brown.

The Yellow-fronted Canary is found in open grassland and is common in parks and gardens, where it feeds on grass and shrub seeds (as in photo above).

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