White-bellied Canary
Crithagra dorsostriata
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The white-bellied canary is a northeast African endemic. Most of the photographs in the slideshow are of the eastern race maculicollis: note the white belly and vent and the olive-green malar stripe. Several photos above and in the slideshow are of the western nominate race which has the same distinctive malar stripe, but a smaller white patch on the belly. These photos were taken in Oldonyo Sambu-Arusha, Olduvai, Engikaret, the Maasai steppe and Sanjan. The 5th and 6th row photos are courtesy of Per Holmen. The pair in the lower photos was photographed at Lake Eyasi (2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. Click the image above to see enlargements which include both races, both sexes, and juveniles.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Mladen Mates, Colin Beale, Karine Van der Vurst
Valéry Schollaert, Linda Bushman, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 11-24-22