Brimstone Canary (Serinus sulphuratus) - HBW 15, p. 529
French: Serin soufré
Spanish: Serín Azufrado
Other common names: Brimstone Serin, Bully Canary/Seedeater
Taxonomy: Loxia sulphurata Linnaeus, 1766, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
May be part of the superspecies formed by S. donaldsoni and S. buchanani. Proposed races loveridgei (described from Lumbo, in NE Mozambique) is synonymized with sharpii, and languens (from Manhica, in S Mozambique) with wilsoni. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sharpii Neumann, 1900 - C, SW & E Angola, NE & SE DRCongo E to WC & S Kenya, NE & S Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and N & C Mozambique.
- wilsoni ( Roberts, 1936) - S Mozambique, Swaziland and E South Africa (E Limpopo S to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape).
- sulphuratus ( Linnaeus, 1766) - S South Africa (S Western Cape and W Eastern Cape).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
A bird feeding on seeds in the grass and flying away Locality Mweya Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp sharpii)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 8 years ago 38 sec 4.6
A bird eating a fruit on the ground Locality Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
ANTHONY VILLAUME 3 April 2013 2 years ago 14 sec 4.3
A male close to the ground and flying away Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp sharpii)
Josep del Hoyo 1 September 2006 8 years ago 11 sec 3.9
A male on the ground, singing and flying away Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp sharpii)
Josep del Hoyo 1 September 2006 8 years ago 33 sec 3.7
bird high in a tree Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp sharpii)
Daniêl Jimenez 22 September 2010 4 years ago 5 sec 3.3
Birds in the hotel garden Locality Gisenyi, West Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 6 March 2013 2 years ago 31 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 9 photos
Adult feeding on berries
Locality Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
David Brassington 15 April 2012 32 weeks ago 4.5
Bird perched on a twig
Locality Nairobi National Park, Kenya
James Kashangaki 29 July 2014 48 weeks ago 4.3
A bird on a banana plant.
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda
Piotr Jonczyk 19 February 2011 3 years ago 4.3
singing on a bush
Locality Naro Moru, Kenya
Axel Gollnisch 18 September 2011 2 years ago 3.8
A perching bird
Locality Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 28 March 2011 3 years ago 3.8
A male perched on a fence.
Locality De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp sulphuratus)
David Beadle 28 January 2011 3 years ago 3.5