Canary bird

An endemic bird living in farmland, pine forests and ravines.

The canary bird (Serinus canaria) is, without doubt, one of the symbols of the Islands. It can often be seen fluttering over farm crops, in ravines or amidst pine forests in search of seeds to feed on from the safety of the trees and the bushes. You will recognise its yellow and brownish hues, and it can measure up to 13 cm (5.1 inches). Canary birds usually roost in groups inside cup-shaped nests between the branches about 3 or 4 m (10 to 13 ft) from the ground. Their song is similar to that of the goldfinch and is one of the most typical sounds in Tenerife's countryside.