Finches (Fringillidae)

White-throated Canary (Serinus albogularis) - HBW 15, p. 530

French: Serin à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlgirlitz Spanish: Serí­n Gorjiblanco
Other common names: White-throated Seedeater

Taxonomy: Crithagra albogularis A. Smith, 1833, near Piquetberg, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
Proposed race hewitti, described from Kleinpoort farm (Albany, in Cape Province), in South Africa, synonymized with nominate. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • crocopygius ( Sharpe, 1871) - SW Angola and NW Namibia.
  • sordahlae ( Friedmann, 1932) - S Namibia and NW South Africa (W Northern Cape).
  • orangensis ( Roberts, 1937) - N South Africa (S North West Province and W Free State).
  • albogularis ( A. Smith, 1833) - coastal W & SW South Africa (E to C Eastern Cape).