Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Evening Creature Feature, Yellow-Fronted Canary

Tonight we go back to Hawaii to take a look at the Yellow-fronted Canary. This is another introduced species brought into Hawaii in the 1960s. I found my first one on a lava flow along the ocean’s edge.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The Yellow-fronted Canary’s home is in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. It is a popular bird in Aviculturist circles where it is know as the Green Singing Finch.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

They are found on O’ahu and Hawaii in the drier habitats. I found these along a golf course near Kona, not far from the ocean. This is a real Cock-of-the-rock pose.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

They are gregarious and have a pleasant voice.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all my Irish friends out there.


Carol Mattingly said...

He's absolutely gorgeous Steve. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving me a note. You've no idea how I'd love to make it to New England. Have a great evening. Carol

Roy said...

Beautiful images Steve, which show their colours and markings magnificently.

betty said...

What splendid photos! So pleased that you found the Yellow-fronted Canary. But then, you are always looking and have a great eye.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Beautiful bird! A canary - wow! Such a gorgeous fellow, and I'm sure his song is lovely! Thanks for sharing - it's good to be back online reading all my blogging buddies posts again!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

What a beautiful bird. It looks almost like a budgee. Love the colors.

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