Brimstone or Bully Canary

Crithagra sulphuratus

This large, greenish canary has a yellow supercilium and a thick bill, and is a common resident in woodland, gardens and mesic thickets (in eastern, southern Africa)

I first recorded this thick-billed canary in September 2010 while visiting our parents on the south coast of KwaZulu Natal. I had just set off on a walk around the surrounding area, when I noticed a canary with a bigger than usual bill, sitting on a telephone wire above the garden.
I soon realised that this canary was different to the region’s more common yellow-fronted canary, and was in fact my first sighting of a brimstone.


Brimstone Canary / Olifantsbos, Cape Point, Western Cape, South Africa / September 2017 Brimstone Canary / Olifantsbos, Cape Point, Western Cape, South Africa / September 2017 Brimstone Canary / Olifantsbos, Cape Point, Western Cape, South Africa / September 2017 Canary,-Bully-(Knysna) Brimstone Canary / Ocean View, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 24 August 2015 Brimstone Canary / Ocean View, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 24 August 2015 Brimstone Canary / Ocean View, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa / 24 August 2015 Brimstone or Bully Canary (Wilsoni) / Ocean View, South Africa / 25 August 2012 Brimstone or Bully Canary (Wilsoni) / Knysna, South Africa / 10 July 2011 Bully Canary / Giants Castle, Drakensberg, South Africa / 29 March 2013
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