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Atlantic Canary

Atlantic Puffin
Arctic Tern

Previous bird

Arctic Tern

  • Sterna paradisaea
  • Terns & Gulls

About the Atlantic Canary

Also known as: Island Canary, Common Canary, Canary

The Canary is a small bird in the finch family. It is native to the Azores, the Canary Islands, and Madeira.

The bird is named after the Canary Islands. The color canary yellow is in turn named after the yellow Domestic Canary.

Canaries are often kept as a pets and are bred in many colors and types. Escaped birds have established feral populations on Bermuda, Midway Atoll in Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 29 March 2008
Scientific Name Serinus canaria
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Serinus
  • S. canaria
Birdorable Family Finches
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.9 inches
7.8 to 9 inches
0.53 to 0.7 ounces
Range West Africa

International Names

  • 金丝雀 (Chinese)
  • Kanár Divoký (Czech)
  • Kanariefugl (Danish)
  • Kanarie (Dutch)
  • Kanarianhemppo (Finnish)
  • Serin des Canaries (French)
  • Kanarienvogel (German)
  • Canarino (Italian)
  • カナリア (Kanariya) (Japanese)
  • 카나리아 (Korean)
  • Kanarifugl (Norwegian)
  • Kanarek (Polish)
  • Канарский канареечный вьюрок (Russian)
  • Canario (Spanish)
  • Kanariefågel (Swedish)