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Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)

Synonyms: Serinus mozambicus

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-fronted canary (Crithagra mozambicus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is known elsewhere and in aviculture as the green singing finch.The yellow-fronted canary was formerly placed in the genus Serinus but phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences found that the genus was polyphyletic.
View Wikipedia Record: Crithagra mozambica


EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.64885
EDGE Score: 1.73145


Adult Weight [1]  13 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1.3 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  40 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  50 %
Clutch Size [3]  3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[4]
Cyphostemma cyphopetalum subsp. cyphopetalum[4]
Ficus burtt-davyi (Veld Fig)[5]
Kigelia africana (sausage tree)[6]
Solanum mauritianum (earleaf nightshade)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Andropadus importunus (Sombre Greenbul)1
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)1
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)1
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)1
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)1
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)2
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Cinnyris afer (Greater double-collared sunbird)1
Cinnyris chalybeus (Southern double-collared sunbird)1
Colius striatus (Speckled Mousebird)2
Colobus guereza (Guereza)1
Cossypha caffra (Cape Robin-Chat)1
Crithagra gularis (Streaky-headed Seedeater)1
Elminia longicauda (African Blue Flycatcher)1
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)1
Gymnobucco bonapartei (Grey-throated Barbet)1
Hedydipna collaris (Collared sunbird)1
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)1
Lanius collaris (Common Fiscal)1
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)1
Lybius bidentatus (Double-toothed Barbet)1
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)1
Monticola rupestris (Cape Rock Thrush)1
Musophaga rossae (Ross's Turaco)1
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)1
Oriolus larvatus (Black-headed Oriole)1
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)1
Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)1
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)1
Phylloscopus sibillatrix (Wood Warbler)1
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)3
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)2
Pogoniulus pusillus (Red-fronted Tinkerbird)1
Prinia maculosa (Karoo Prinia)1
Procavia capensis (Rock Hyrax)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)3
Rhabdomys pumilio (Four-striped grass mouse)1
Schistolais leucopogon (White-chinned prinia)1
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)3
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)1
Trachylaemus purpuratus (yellow-billed barbet)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)1
Turdoides sharpei (Black-lored Babbler)1
Turdus olivaceus (Olive Thrush)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)2
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)1
Zosterops pallidus (Cape White-eye)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)3

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Bird Park Marlow
Birdland Park & Gardens
Dunedin Botanic Gardens Aviary
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plaine
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Romacaniceps
Tallinn Zoo
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Umgeni River Bird Park
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzencaniceps

Range Map

Caribbean; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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