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African canary finches

African canary finches are a genus of songbirds from the finch family. Distributed in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Species of this genus were previously included in the genus Serinus. However, then, according to the results of DNA studies, some species were transferred to the genus Crithagra. Eight species were left in the genus Serinus.

1. Types

The genus includes 37 species:

  • White-winged canary finch Crithagra leucopterus Sharpe, 1871
  • Yellow-browed canary finch Crithagra whytii Shelley, 1897
  • Forest canary finch Crithagra scotops Sundevall, 1850
  • Black-faced canary finch Crithagra capistratus Finsch & Hartlaub, 1870
  • Rothschild's canary finch, Arabian finch Crithagra rothschildi Ogilvie-Grant, 1902
  • Black-headed canary finch Crithagra atrogularis Smith, 1836
  • Oak-nosed canary finch Crithagra donaldsoni Sharpe, 1895
  • Tibetan canary finch Crithagra thibetanus Hume, 1872
  • Crithagra albogularis Smith, 1833 - White-chinned canary finch
  • Spotted canary finch Crithagra striolatus Ruppell, 1840
  • Thick-billed canary finch Crithagra burtoni Gray, 1862
  • Lemon finch Crithagra citrinella Pallas, 1764
  • Mozambican canary finch Crithagra mozambica Muller, 1776
  • Red-brown canary finch Crithagra rufobrunneus Gray, 1862
  • Crithagra leucolaema Sharpe, 1903
  • Yellow-tailed canary finch Crithagra xanthopygius Ruppell, 1838
  • Lemon-breasted canary finch Crithagra citrinipectus Clancey & Lawson, 1960
  • Variegated canary finch Crithagra gularis Smith, 1836
  • Pied-breasted canary finch Crithagra reichardi Reichenow, 1882
  • White-lumbar canary finch Crithagra leucopygius Sundevall, 1850
  • Brown-cheeked canary finch Crithagra canicapillus Du Bus de Gisignies, 1855
  • Papyrus canary finch Crithagra koliensis Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1952
  • Brown-lumbar canary finch Crithagra tristriatus Ruppell, 1838
  • South African canary finch Crithagra symonsi Roberts, 1916
  • African canary finch Crithagra citrinelloides Ruppell, 1838
  • Kenyan canary finch Crithagra reichenowi Salvadori, 1888
  • Crithagra corsicana Koenig 1899
  • Crithagra buchanani Hartert, 1919
  • Crithagra melanochrous Reichenow, 1900
  • Banded canary finch Crithagra hypostictus Reichenow, 1904
  • White-bellied canary finch Crithagra dorsostriatus Reichenow, 1887
  • Black-cheeked canary finch Crithagra mennelli Chubb, 1908
  • Gray-yellow canary finch Crithagra sulphuratus Linnaeus, 1766
  • Yellow-throated canary finch Crithagra flavigula Salvadori, 1888
  • Yellow-fronted canary finch Crithagra frontalis Reichenow, 1904
  • Cape canary finch Crithagra totta Sparrman, 1786
  • Malayan canary finch Crithagra estherae Finsch, 1902
  • Yemeni canary finch Crithagra menachensis Ogilvie-Grant, 1913
  • Crithagra ankoberensis Ash, 1979

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