I'm not a canary, I'm a Saffron Finch

Male Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
Location:  Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

The Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola) is quite common in Hawaii.  Many people -- especially visitors -- mistake them for canaries, presumably because of the bright yellow feathers sported by the males. (The female Saffron Finch is less brightly colored.)

Please, the Saffron Finch wants you to remember: Not all small, bright yellow birds are canaries!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Such a gorgeous bird. I've never seen one. Thanks Bobbie.
Some folks from the TV station where I am a weather watcher are traveling to Hawaii in the Fall, but it's too costly for us unfortunately.