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
2020-11-17 13:00Isaac Hale Beach Park5
2020-11-14 11:36Ha'ena/Shipman's Beach (Beach Access Only)1
2020-11-19 15:21Lokowaka Pond2
2020-11-23 10:20Liliuokalani Gardens, Coconut Island and Banyan Drive Hilo1
2020-11-26 09:41Wailoa River SP -- Waiakea Pond
2020-11-27 16:10Hilo Bayfront Soccer Fields10
2020-11-26 09:07Hila Bayfron Soccer Field2
2020-11-18 10:08HI: Hawai'i Volcanoes NP -- Steam Vents and Sulfur Banks Only14
2020-11-20 16:29Kalopa State Park2
2020-11-09 09:04Pu'u La'au, Palila Discovery Trail and Ka'ohe GMA7
2020-11-20 09:33Old Saddle Road and Waiki'i Ranch (mile marker 43 to west end)1
2020-11-24 12:38Whittington Beach Park2
2020-11-08 11:11Pu'u Wa'awa'a
2020-11-20 12:19Pu'u Anahulu - Big Island Country Club4
2020-11-05 10:25South Point2
2020-11-28 16:17stakeout Sora, Kukio Beach, 20201
2020-11-19 13:05Opae'ula Pond/Makalwena Beach2
2020-11-28 10:42Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant4
2020-11-28 08:46Kaloko-Honokohau NHP--Aimakapa Pond2
2020-11-25 08:05Kohanaiki Beach Park (Pine Trees)3
2020-11-14 16:09Waahila Ridge3
2020-11-03 09:05Manoa Cliffs Trail2
2020-11-17 16:46Diamond Head Crater Park17
2020-11-29 10:16Kapiolani Park9
2020-11-27Honolulu Zoo7
2020-11-24 07:58Fort Derussy Beach Park15
2020-11-26 06:42Ala Moana Park and State Recreation Area7
2020-11-08 07:50Aiea Ridge Trail and upper Aiea Loop Trail2
2020-11-25 15:20Lower 'Aiea Loop Trail and Keaiwa Heiau SP1
2020-11-05 15:43Shai Hills Resource Reserve1
2020-11-29 09:17Liuwa Plain NP1
2020-11-27 08:29Kibale Forest NP2
2020-11-10 08:00Bigodi Swamp2
2020-11-13 07:27Bigodi Community Walk1
2020-11-08 08:39Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site3
2020-11-13 07:58Ruma NP (public access section, incl. Northwest Gate)1
2020-11-18 06:23Mara West Camp4
2020-11-21 05:49Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)6
2020-11-26 07:05Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2020-11-15 07:29Kichwa Tembo Lodge and Concession2
2020-11-11 06:34Enonkishu Conservancy
2020-11-25 10:20Naretoi4
2020-11-29 15:50Mara Training Centre
2020-11-17 14:03Harare--Monavale Vlei1
2020-11-15 05:40Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands2
2020-11-14 16:35Cleveland Dam/Haka Game Park15
2020-11-21 09:26Marakele NP
2020-11-15 05:31Pilanesberg NP--Kwa Maritane Game Drive2
2020-11-28 07:47Kgaswane Nature Reserve3
2020-11-06 13:16Welgevonden Game Reserve4
2020-11-19 06:53Roodekopjes Dam Nature Reserve5
2020-11-22 06:06Breedtsnek Pass1
2020-11-27 06:40Mikumi NP3
2020-11-21 11:23Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2020-11-20 05:36Kwalata Lodge2
2020-11-14 06:08Old Verena Spa road1
2020-11-28 12:00Mabusa Nature Reserve3
2020-11-18 11:46Shimba Hills NR--Shimba Hills Lodge8
2020-11-27 12:01Loskop Dam Nature Reserve6
2020-11-22 06:57Mida Creek6
2020-11-26 06:49Sabaki River Estuary
2020-11-28 06:30Mt. Thyolo--Satemwa Tea Estate6
2020-11-19 07:59Lydenburg
2020-11-20 08:39Kruger NP-- Tropic of Capricorn Loop2
2020-11-17 15:11Blyde River Canyon Resort
2020-11-17 14:30Blyde River Canyon NR--Three Rondavels Lookout
2020-11-18 15:52Ohrigstad Dam
2020-11-17 07:21Vaalhoek Road
2020-11-17 06:07Mac Mac Pools
2020-11-19 05:30Hazyview--Kruger Park Lodge10
2020-11-14 06:44Nelspruit--Mataffin2
2020-11-16 06:45Kruger NP--Phabeni Gate5
2020-11-27 11:15Nelspruit Nature Reserve2
2020-11-16 10:00Kruger NP--Talamati Bushveld Camp1
2020-11-16 08:30Kruger NP--Pretoriuskop Rest Camp1
2020-11-16 09:46Kruger NP--Fayi Loop/S145
2020-11-04 06:42Lion Sands Game Reserve31
2020-11-06 09:41Lake Panic Bird Hide1
2020-11-06 16:35Hawane Reservoir1
2020-11-21 12:43R600 - Winterton to Champagne Castle1
2020-11-29 17:16Piet Retief4
2020-11-06 04:30Kruger NP--Lower Sabie Rest Camp4
2020-11-28 09:44Sand River Reservoir3
2020-11-29 14:34Midmar Dam - South Shore (Thurlow Gate)24
2020-11-28 09:46Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast1
2020-11-08 06:56Shongweni RR
2020-11-01 09:12Mkhuze GR - Kumasinga Hide1
2020-11-02 08:22Mkhuze GR - Nsumo Pan8
2020-11-15 05:24Mount Moreland IBA2
2020-11-06 13:41Durban Botanical Gardens
2020-11-22 15:30Umhlanga Lagoon NR
2020-11-06 12:45Durban - Bayhead
2020-11-12 09:00Phinda GR
2020-11-14 06:53Unguana1
2020-11-29 07:57iSimangaliso WP - Eastern Shores
2020-10-31 12:21Sunset Jetty2
2020-11-19 14:59Dunes de Dovela1
2020-11-30 18:11Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)2