Nonnatives - Yellow-fronted Canary

Yellow-fronted Canary - Serinus mozambicus

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1983

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to sub-Saharan Africa. Scattered sightings have been reported over the years in the Miami area, but there is no evidence of breeding in the wild (Florida BBA).

Habitats: Central or core urban area, Low density suburban development, areas peripheral to core urban areas, and small towns.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1983   Not reported breeding  
Dade 1983 Not reported breeding Probable breeding reported (Florida BBA 1986-91)
Pinellas 1983   Not reported breeding (Pranty 1994)

References

Pranty, B. 1994b. Field observations [spring report: March-May 1994]. Florida Field Naturalist 22:118-126.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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