February 14, 2016 – Black-headed Canary or Mountain Canary (Serinus alario or Alario alario)

These finches are found in Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa, often flocking in large groups of up to 200. They eat seeds, other plant foods, and some insects. Females build their cup-shaped nests in loose colonies. The Damara Canary, which has different patterning on the heads of males, is often considered a subspecies of Black-headed Canary.

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