List of Birds of Swaziland - Finches

Finches

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Fringillidae

Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. All have 12 tail feathers and 9 primaries. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, and most sing well. There are 137 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Swaziland.

  • Cape Canary Serinus canicollis
  • Forest Canary Serinus scotops
  • Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis
  • Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus
  • Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris (A)
  • Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus
  • Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis

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