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 & Statistics
The Atlantic Canary is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. Although this species may have a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.