Forest canary

Crithagra scotopsSerinus scotops
The forest canary (Crithagra scotops) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae.wikipedia
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Crithagra

The genus was therefore split and a number of species including the forest canary were moved to the resurrected genus Crithagra.

Finch

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The forest canary (Crithagra scotops) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae.

South Africa

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It is found in South Africa and Swaziland.

Eswatini

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It is found in South Africa and Swaziland.

Habitat

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Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests

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Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Montane ecosystems

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Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Genus

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The forest canary was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic.

Serinus

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The forest canary was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic.

Mitochondrion

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The forest canary was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic.

Polyphyly

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The forest canary was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic.

Mpenjati Nature Reserve

In the reserve the following bird species may be seen: water thick-knee, osprey, swift tern, half-collared kingfisher, Kittlitz's plover, African black oystercatcher, giant kingfisher, black-bellied starling, red-capped robin-chat, white-browed scrub robin, brown scrub robin, black-backed puffback, forest canary, green twinspot, orange-breasted bushshrike and grey-headed bushshrike.

Empisini Nature Reserve

Empisini
African fish-eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer), African crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus), Wahlberg's eagle (Aquila wahlbergi), black-chested snake-eagle (Circaetus pectoralis), spur-winged goose (Plectropterus gambensis), African black duck (Anas sparsa), tambourine dove (Turtur tympanistria), emerald-spotted wood-dove (Turtur chalcospilos), lemon dove (Aplopelia larvata), purple-crested turaco (Gallirex porphyreolophus), Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix), green malkoha (Ceuthmochares aereus), African wood-owl (Strix woodfordii), African palm-swift (Cypsiurus parvus), Narina trogon (Apaloderma narina), giant kingfisher (Megaceryle maximus), African pygmy-kingfisher (Ispidina picta), trumpeter hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator), olive woodpecker (Dendropicos griseocephalus), red-throated wryneck (Jynx ruficollis), spotted ground-thrush (Zoothera guttata), mountain wagtail (Motacilla clara), dark-backed weaver (Ploceus bicolor), magpie mannikin (Spermestes fringilloides), red-backed mannikin (Spermestes bicolor), green twinspot (Mandingoa nitidula) and forest canary (Crithagra scotops).

Karkloof Forest

Karkloof
Other birds found here include Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix), forest canary (Crithagra scotops), white-starred robin (Pogonocichla stellata), orange ground-thrush (Zoothera gurneyi), red-throated wryneck (Jynx ruficollis), golden-tailed woodpecker (Campethera abingoni) and martial eagles (Polemaetus bellicosus).

Knysna-Amatole montane forests

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The area has a rich assortment of birds including the near-endemic Knysna lourie (Tauraco corythaix), Knysna warbler (Bradypterus sylvaticus), Knysna woodpecker (Campethera notata), chorister robin-chat (Cossypha dichroa) and forest canary (Serinus scotops), while birds of prey found here include the crowned eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) and the African wood owl (Strix woodfordii).