Protea Canary

This species is found in mature protea scrub , tangled valley thickets and forests in the mountains of southwestern Cape Province. Its range does not reach the coast.

The Protea Canary is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Protea Canary is 15-16 cm in length with a large pale bill. The adult has grey-brown upperparts, a black chin, white throat and two thin buff wing bars. The underparts are buff with light streaking. The sexes are similar, but young birds are more heavily streaked below than the adults. The call of the Protea Canary is a trilled tree-lee-loo or a sweet. The song is a loud medley of warbles and trills, with much mimicry. More

for "lifers" such as Protea Canary, Sugarbird, Cape Siskin and other birds endemic to the Cape Floristic Region are also interested. A rustic 4-sleeper cottage nestled on top of a mountain of fynbos We advise anybody looking for mountain accommodation to consider our neighbours, Sun Mountain. More

Search for Protea Canary as it is frequent here-although some time may be required to locate it and keep in mind that Streaky-headed Canary Serinus gularis is common here. Other fynbos birds abound. The mountains are excellent for raptors and there is a good chance of seeing Jackal Buzzard, Black and Booted Eagles. Once in Ceres fill up with fuel - there will be no more fuel stations until you return to Ceres. More

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Buzzard, Protea Canary, Pale-winged Starling, Cape Siskin, Mountain Wheatear and Greater Kestrel. Also Martial Eagle, Lanner Falcon, Black-headed Canary, Spike-heeled and Large-billed Lark, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Rufous-eared Warbler and Chat Flycatcher. - Springbok: Goegap Nature Reserve known for Karoo Eremomela, Cinnamon-breasted Warbler, Karoo Korhaan, Dusky Sunbird and Ground Woodpecker. Nababeep and Spektakelberg for Layard's Titbabbler, Mountain Wheatear, Verreaux's Eagle and Ludwig's Bustard. More

Pass, where a tape for Protea Canary was played. No succes. West Coast NP: On one of our last days, we still managed to add about ten new species to our list, including many waders. Bird hides at Geelbek proved to be very good (even in July), as Terek Sandpiper (1), Marsh Sandpiper (1), Greenshank (30+), Whimbrel, Red Knot (c70), Curlew Sandpiper (50+), Sanderling (2), Kittlitz Plover, Black-winged Stilt and Bar-tailed Godwit (3) were seen. More

Search for Protea Canary in the taller vegetation fringing the roadside and the lower cliffs, especially near the prominent bend in the road towards the end of the poort. The protea stands that line the route as it rises out of the poort are, oddly, not the best place to look for this bird. Other canaries found in the poort include Streaky-headed, White-throated, Bully and Cape Canaries. African Sedge Warbler and Yellow-rumped Widow are found along the stream, and Ground Woodpecker (p. More

Be sure to get off to an early start as the Protea Canary is most active then. It is fairly easily seen from the road close by the accommodation. The rocky ridge up toward the radar tracking station also supports Ground Woodpecker. Listen for the distinctive, explosive call. Cape Rockthrush and (the more elusive) Sentinel Rockthrush are also best seen in the early morning along the rocky areas abutting the walk to the Radar Station. More

Protea Canary, Paarl Mountain Reserve, 25th August 2001. CAPE SISKIN Serinus totta ** 1 male and 1 female Cape of Good Hope Reserve, along the lower part of the path to Cape Point lighthouse, 26/8. This is an elusive species and we failed to see it at several supposedly regular sites. BLACK-HEADED CANARY Serinus alario ** 4 males and 1 female Kamieskroom - Gamoep, 28/8. 2 Brandvlei - Van Wyksvlei, 30/8. 1 male Brandvlei - Calvinia, 30/8. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Serinus
Species : leucopterus
Authority : (Sharpe, 1871)