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    10 Canary Bird Facts

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Canary birds are a bright and popular variety of bird. If you are looking for a canary for sale, take a look at this rundown of 10 facts about canary birds.

     

    1.  Canary birds are named after the islands from which they originate: the Canary Islands.

     

    2.  Canaries lay 3 to 7 eggs in each clutch.

     

    3.  When you buy a canary for sale, expect it to live between 5 and 9 years.

     

    4.  The canary has an average wingspan of 20-23cm.

     

    5.  Canary birds were brought to the rest of the world through Spanish sailors in the 1600s.

     

    6.  Canaries are also known as Serinus canaria, Island Canaries or Common Canaries.

     

    7.  These birds belong to the finch family.

     

    8.  Canary birds usually weigh between 15g and 20g.

     

    9.  The canary’s song is one of the most famous bird songs.

     

    10.  Canary birds prefer to eat seeds, berries and small insects.

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