Damara canary M

This Damara Canary (Afrikaans name, Bontkopkanarie) is usually found in small flocks together with the Black-headed Canary.

Damara canary

It is a pretty bird with a black and white streaked head, the female has a grey head with white patches, otherwise their colours are a chestnut wing coverts, tail and rump.

Damara canary F

They feed mainly on seeds, fruit flowers and insects. We were lucky to see these at the Abrahaamskraal hide in the West Coast National Park.

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