Yellow-crowned Canary (Serinus flavivertex) - HBW 15, p. 518
French: Serin à calotte jaune
Spanish: Serín Coronigualdo
Other common names: Kenya Canary
Taxonomy: Crithagra flavivertex Blanford, 1869, Adigrat, Tigray Province, Ethiopia.
May form a superspecies with S. canicollis; previously considered conspecific, but differs significantly in plumage and habitat, and in preferred altitudinal range, and treatment as two separate species supported by recent studies of mitochondrial DNA. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- flavivertex ( Blanford, 1869) - Eritrea, Ethiopia, SE Sudan, C & SW Kenya and N Tanzania.
- sassii Neumann, 1922 - E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda, W Burundi, SW & S Tanzania, NE Zambia and N Malawi.
- huillensis Sousa, 1889 - WC Angola (S Cuanza Sul S to Huíla).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male singing before flying away Locality Chelinda, Nyika Plateau, Northern Region, Malawi (ssp sassi)
Greg Baker 23 October 2005 27 weeks ago 13 sec 3.3
Males court females with a song display, and each pair builds a nest in a tree once the snow has begun to melt in April or May. Locality Jordan
andizog 3 years ago 38 sec 2.8