Sicalis flaveola: Saffron finch

The saffron finch [Sicalis flaveola] is a tanager from South America that is common in open and semi-open areas in lowlands outside the Amazon Basin. They have a wide distribution in Colombia, northern Venezuela [where it is called “canario de tejado” or “roof canary”], western Ecuador, western Peru, eastern and southern Brazil [where it is called “canĂ¡rio da terra” or “native canary”], Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and Trinidad and Tobago. It has also been introduced to Hawaii, Puerto Rico and elsewhere. Although commonly regarded as a canary, it is not related to the Atlantic canary.

Saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola)

Saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola)

Photos: Jurong Bird Park, Singapore [20150316]

Source: Wikipedia

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