Lemon-breasted Canary

Lemon-breasted Canary

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The lemon-breasted canary (Crithagra citrinipectus), also known as the lemon-breasted seedeater, is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in MalawiMozambiqueSouth AfricaZambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savannah, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and rural gardens.

Interesting Facts:

The lemon-breasted canary resides in southeastern Africa, far south of the equator, and sometimes in the same areas in which Serious mozambicus ( green singer ) — is also found. They build their nests mostly (and preferably) in specific species of palms, using the brown fibers of the palms to help construct the outside of the nests, though the inside is lined with softer materials

Description:

Only the males have a pale lemon throat and breast, well demarcated from the remainder of its pale buff underparts. It has a small white ear patch. The females have mostly cream and brown feathers. Both sexes have noticeably yellow rumps.

 

Breeding:

The males sings during breeding season  in a series of short rising and falling twittering. The breeding season is December through May. These finches are monogamous. The courtship process is less complex than in most other finches, mostly involving singing and the raised posture of the males with slightly extended wings to attract females. Maturity of the males is measured during this time by their singing and courting. In captivity chicks are fed by females with egg food, germinated seeds, and some animal food during their first week of life.

 

Diet for Lemon-breasted Canary:

Paradise Pet Products Gouldians/Canary blend and greens.