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
2021-03-03 23:31Lamin (Town)1
2021-03-03 11:40HPP-- Beach Rd. Overlook4
2021-03-05 10:48Lokowaka Pond3
2021-02-18 10:00Reed's Bay Beach Park1
2021-02-25 12:52Wailoa River SP -- Waiakea Pond1
2021-02-06 11:28'Akaka Falls State Park5
2021-02-15 12:00Laupahoehoe Point County Park1
2021-03-04 09:45Hakalau Forest NWR--Pua Akala Tract (restricted access)2
2021-03-06 10:15Kaumana Trail (between mile markers 19 to 20)3
2021-02-20 09:12Mauna Loa Trail, Top of Strip Road1
2021-02-11 09:23Pu'u La'au, Palila Discovery Trail and Ka'ohe GMA3
2021-02-13 10:04Whittington Beach Park25
2021-02-17 12:49Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park and Puukohola Heiau1
2021-02-13 11:40Kaʻaluʻalu Bay6
2021-02-12 07:00Pu'u Wa'awa'a20
2021-02-25 10:38Puu Anahulu - Makani Golf Course5
2021-02-16 09:09Manuka State Park (wayside and loop trail only)5
2021-02-09 09:05Opae'ula Pond/Makalawena Beach5
2021-02-17 14:44Kaloko-Honokohau NHP1
2021-02-14 06:45Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant5
2021-03-05 14:21Kaloko-Honokohau NHP--Aimakapa Pond2
2021-02-14 09:23Kaloko-Honokohau NHP -- Kaloko Fishpond6
2021-03-03 08:12Kohanaiki Beach Park (Pine Trees)4
2021-02-17 08:46Keahole Point1
2021-02-12 15:58Mole NP--Samole loop (north end)2
2021-02-11 07:00Mole NP--Samole Loop & waterhole1
2021-02-12 07:20Mole Airstrip2
2021-02-06 10:43Kuli'ou'ou Valley Trail2
2021-03-04 09:59Kapiolani Park75
2021-02-14 13:21Honolulu Zoo1
2021-02-25 09:09Aiea Ridge Trail and upper Aiea Loop Trail1
2021-02-20 12:09Kahuku Aqua Ponds2
2021-03-01 15:50Pearl Harbor NWR--Honouliuli Unit (restricted access)2
2021-02-17 06:22Shai Hills Resource Reserve15
2021-02-18 10:30Queen Elizabeth II NP--Ishasha sector 220
2021-02-20 08:25Gisakura Park Reception-- Ndambarare Trail2
2021-02-10 08:30Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kasenyi Track2
2021-02-20 08:00Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge3
2021-02-14 09:05Ndali Lodge2
2021-02-06 07:30Amajambere Iwacu Community Camp3
2021-02-14 09:35Top of the World Trail2
2021-02-19 07:15Queen Elizabeth II NP--Lake Bunyampaka20
2021-02-20 16:30Chimpanzee Guesthouse9
2021-02-21 07:00Kibale Forest NP16
2021-02-23 08:40Bigodi Swamp4
2021-03-06 09:26Bigodi Community Walk3
2021-02-12 08:37Kibale Forest Camp2
2021-02-26 10:30Murchison Falls NP--Woodland savannah2
2021-02-09 16:00Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road2
2021-02-10 07:43Rwakobo Rock Lodge5
2021-02-21 09:01Akagera Np -- Mohana Plain and Lake Rwanyakazinga Picnic Site2
2021-02-10 07:00Lake Mburo NP8
2021-02-07 06:20Magashi Peninsula2
2021-02-23 08:23Nyaruhuru River @ Akagera Rd2
2021-02-27 11:05Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site2
2021-03-06 12:57Nsobe Camp
2021-03-06 07:35Naya Hill1
2021-02-20 07:40Lilayi Lodge
2021-03-05 06:08Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)8
2021-02-23 14:00Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle2
2021-02-27 10:36Lake Kariba @ Siavonga
2021-02-06 12:30Mara Bushtops1
2021-03-07 12:50Nkwali Camp1
2021-03-07 07:30Magongo Hills1
2021-02-06 07:36Lake Duluti2
2021-02-13 05:02Marakele NP--Bontle Campsite
2021-03-01 06:19Marakele NP4
2021-03-05 06:28Blouberg Nature Reserve5
2021-02-25 17:57Kgomo-Kgomo1
2021-02-26 05:45Sondela Nature Reserve2
2021-02-11 09:40Houtrivier Dam1
2021-02-08 20:08Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden--Ruimsig Falls1
2021-02-11 05:51Diepsloot Nature Reserve2
2021-02-27 10:49Bishop Bird Park1
2021-02-20 06:33Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve3
2021-02-07 07:01Faerie Glen Nature Reserve2
2021-03-06 06:29Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve1
2021-02-23 05:59Aberfoyle Lodge2
2021-02-22 06:23Wamba Marsh2
2021-02-25 07:30Magoebaskloof2
2021-02-12 08:15Shimoni Town and Seafront2
2021-02-19 09:20Kruger NP--Mahonie Loop/S992
2021-02-27 14:25Mtwapa--Ngamani5
2021-02-22 06:12Kruger NP--Bridge over Luvuvhu River
2021-02-13 06:37Sabaki River Estuary
2021-03-05 16:08Nelspruit Nature Reserve2
2021-02-11 05:13Singita Ebony Lodge4
2021-02-26 18:03Kruger NP--Pretoriuskop Rest Camp1
2021-02-10 05:15Mala-Mala Game Reserve2
2021-02-25 09:24Kruger NP--Skukuza Camp
2021-02-25 07:10Kruger NP--Leeupan
2021-02-11 13:46Hlane Royal NP--Ndlovu Camp1
2021-02-28 05:39Karkloof--Conservancy9
2021-02-21 14:19Midmar Dam--North Shore (Main Gate)2
2021-02-07 06:23Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)5
2021-02-27 17:00Hilton--Mondi Forests2
2021-03-01 10:57Hilton--Doreen Clark NR2
2021-02-28 11:42Albert Falls NR2
2021-02-10 07:55KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris (formerly Nisela Safaris)1
2021-02-28 09:00Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast2
2021-02-12 00:00Pietermaritzburg--General area4
2021-02-13 06:39Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Road2
2021-02-13 07:08Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR14
2021-03-02 06:22Pietermaritzburg--Darvill Resources Park2
2021-02-14 08:47Tala Private GR1
2021-02-13 07:05Hole in the Wall1
2021-02-07 05:34Manyoni GR (please be more specific)52
2021-02-06 13:01Mkhuze GR (please be more specific)
2021-02-19 07:02KwaDukuza--Sappi Stanger hide
2021-02-23 05:00Phinda GR
2021-02-28 08:30Mpempe Pan
2021-02-13Bonamanzi GR
2021-02-28 06:30Nibela Floodplains
2021-03-02iSimangaliso WP--general area (please be more specific)
2021-03-04 16:00Dunes de Dovela2
2021-03-06 08:43Gardens by the Bay2