The yellow-fronted canary (Crithagra mozambicus), also called Yellow-eyed Canary, is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is known elsewhere and in aviculture as the green singing finch.

The yellow-fronted canary was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic. The genus was therefore split and a number of species including the yellow-fronted canary were moved to the resurrected genus Crithagra Swainson 1827.

This bird is a resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Its habitat is open woodland and cultivation. It nests in trees, laying 3–4 eggs in a compact cup nest.

The yellow-fronted canary is 11–13 cm in length. The adult male has a green back and brown wings and tail. The underparts and rump are yellow, and the head is yellow with a grey crown and nape, and black malar stripe. The female is similar, but with a weaker head pattern and duller underparts. Juveniles are greyer than the female, especially on the head.

The yellow-fronted canary is a common, gregarious seedeater. Its song is a warbled zee-zeree-chereeo.



Yellow-fronted Canary
Date Location Count
2020-01-27 08:30Tujereng Lagoon2
2020-02-11 16:26Brufut Woods2
2020-02-05 12:40Lamin Lodge1
2020-02-12 09:17Farasuto Forest Community Nature Reserve1
2020-02-10 07:45Finto Manares Forest Park6
2020-02-04 15:32Kagnout--Marais2
2020-02-11 14:15Tendaba--Tendaba Camp20
2020-02-06 16:42Campement de Wassadou20
2020-02-17 14:51Isaac Hale Beach Park3
2020-02-12 16:49Richardson Ocean Park3
2020-02-05 15:06Reed's Bay Beach Park2
2020-02-15 08:47Liliuokalani Gardens, Coconut Island and Banyan Drive Hilo2
2020-02-17 12:25Wailoa River SP -- Waiakea Pond3
2020-02-09 09:30Pu'u Maka'ala NAR, Army Road1
2020-01-24 10:31Hakalau Forest NWR (restricted access)2
2020-02-05 09:30Hawai'i Volcanoes NP--Kilauea Iki and Thurston Lava Tube6
2020-02-11 11:00Hawai'i Volcanoes NP -- Visitor Center and Volcano House1
2020-02-17 09:50Devastation Trail4
2020-02-21 09:28Kaumana Trail (between mile markers 19 to 20)20
2020-02-02 07:41Hawai'i Volcanoes NP--Kipuka Puaulu1
2020-02-07 08:28Keanakolu Road (dirt road to Hakalau NWR, often misnamed Mana Road)3
2020-02-07 10:30Pu'u O'o Trail, Kipuka Ainahou section (first 2 miles)5
2020-02-11 12:45Pu'u La'au, Palila Discovery Trail and Ka'ohe GMA2
2020-02-09 06:54Pololu Valley5
2020-02-20 08:51Keokea Beach Park13
2020-02-15 08:26Old Saddle Road and Waiki'i Ranch (mile marker 43 to west end)50
2020-01-25 13:36Junction of Saddle Rd and Mamalahoa Hwy area (cement plant)8
2020-02-20 16:00Punalu'u County Beach Park and Sea Mountain Resort (former)10
2020-02-12 08:49Koaia Sanctuary, North Kohala1
2020-02-21 11:33Whittington Beach Park22
2020-02-20 14:13Waikoloa Skatepark4
2020-02-03 07:47KTA Super Store, Waikoloa Village2
2020-02-15 16:14Waikoloa Village Golf Club
2020-02-19 09:11Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park and Puukohola Heiau5
2020-02-14 08:45Lapakahi State Historical Park6
2020-02-07 09:38Mahukona Beach Park5
2020-02-12 12:12Holoholokai Beach Park4
2020-02-10 13:00Pu'u Anahulu - Big Island Country Club3
2020-02-10 10:25Kuualii Fishpond, Hawaii County, Hawaii, US2
2020-02-19 08:50Kiholo Bay12
2020-01-23 09:06Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)4
2020-02-09 11:00Manuka State Park (wayside and loop trail only)2
2020-02-12 10:00Kealakekua Bay1
2020-02-02 14:30Puuhonua O Honaunau NHP ('Place of Refuge')
2020-01-26 07:32Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa3
2020-02-12 17:00Old Kona Airport SRA5
2020-02-18 10:50Kaloko-Honokohau NHP5
2020-02-20 11:06Kaloko-Honokohau NHP--Aimakapa Pond1
2020-01-29 08:12Kohanaiki Beach Park (Pine Trees)2
2020-02-04 06:15Mole NP--general (use more specific hot spot if possible)1
2020-02-09 06:30Mole NP--Samole Loop & waterhole1
2020-01-30 10:00Makapu’u PointLighthouse Trail (Seawatch)1
2020-01-29 09:43Makapu'u Beach Park10
2020-02-02 13:30Wiliwilinui Ridge Trail3
2020-02-06 12:10Lyon Arboretum2
2020-02-01 08:51Waahila Ridge1
2020-02-19 08:12Kapiolani Park12
2020-02-21 08:42Honolulu Zoo6
2020-02-06 12:15Fort Derussy Beach Park2
2020-02-10 16:13Ala Moana Park and State Recreation Area
2020-02-06 15:25Kakaako Waterfront Park8
2020-01-30 16:30Ebekawopa (Abrafo)--'farm scrub' habitat2
2020-02-17 06:01Achimota Forest and Accra Zoo3
2020-01-31 09:49Shai Hills RR -- Kandra Route1
2020-02-02 17:59Yaounde Golf Club
2020-01-27 07:00Lake Nkuruba NR2
2020-02-14 13:25Chimpanzee Guesthouse1
2020-02-15 07:55Kibale Forest NP6
2020-02-08 08:54Bigodi Swamp1
2020-02-02 08:40Rusizi Delta Nature Reserve2
2020-02-18 07:05Murchison Falls NP--Pakuba1
2020-02-05 07:21Nyabarongo River
2020-02-16 08:33Budongo Forest Reserve--Royal Mile1
2020-02-07 08:00Lake Mburo NP1
2020-02-13 10:35Nkima Forest Lodge2
2020-02-01 11:00Entebbe Botanical Garden
2020-02-09 07:26Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site1
2020-02-12 14:02Hwange NP--Deteema2
2020-01-30 15:15Kongelai Escarpment4
2020-01-31 06:30Hwange NP--Lukosi Safari Camp2
2020-02-02 08:40Lazy J Ranch (Restricted Access - Permit Required)1
2020-02-20 07:49Hwange National Park--Hwange Main Camp1
2020-02-02 06:49Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle3
2020-01-25 16:00Mara Siria Tented Camp1
2020-02-04 07:15Masaai Mara NR--Mara River (North)2
2020-02-09 17:04Serengeti NP--Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge1
2020-02-10 06:30Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu (general area)1
2020-02-12 07:43Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lake Masek1
2020-01-30 12:30Haile Resort10
2020-01-25 08:02Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate1
2020-01-30 06:20Luwawa Forest Lodge3
2020-02-06 09:00Welgevonden Game Reserve10
2020-02-11 08:00Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Camp3
2020-02-02 07:00Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2020-02-02 08:02Rooiwal WTP1
2020-02-19 09:01Golden Harvest Park1
2020-02-01 07:30Uitvlugt Road
2020-01-25 05:40Wilge River Valley (upper)3
2020-01-25 14:51Amanzintaba2
2020-01-30 07:12Arabuko-Sokoke Forest1
2020-01-25 02:50Loskop Dam Nature Reserve20
2020-01-25 02:06Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S991
2020-02-10 08:35BoraBora Wildlife Park
2020-01-25 12:15Mida Creek1
2020-02-02 08:24Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service2
2020-01-24 07:01Lake Chem Chem
2020-02-14 06:58Tana Delta--Delta Dunes Lodge
2020-01-25 05:20Liwonde National Park--Mvuu8
2020-01-25 14:21Liwonde National Park3
2020-02-16 08:50Kruger NP--S461
2020-02-20 07:40EN1--Zangue River2
2020-02-01 06:55Nelspruit--Lowveld National Botanical Garden1
2020-01-29 05:58Nelspruit Nature Reserve2
2020-02-11 08:21Kruger NP--Phabeni to Skukuza1
2020-02-10 11:11Kruger NP--H2-21
2020-02-01 10:28Karkloof Conservancy2
2020-01-26 14:00Midmar Dam - South Shore (Thurlow Gate)6
2020-02-08 13:00Karkloof - Lower Rd5
2020-02-05 08:45Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy8
2020-02-13 08:44Macaneta--Tidal wetland, dune forests and coast1
2020-02-07 11:09Ndumo GR1
2020-02-18 06:30Maputo Elephant Game Reserve
2020-02-05 06:00Phinda GR
2020-02-10Flic en Flac1
2020-02-01 06:55Lazarus Island2