Papyrus Canary

Papyrus Canary
Papyrus Canary
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Serinus
Species: S. koliensis
Binomial name
Serinus koliensis
Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1952

Serinus capistratus koliensis Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1952

The Papyrus Canary, also known as Van Someren's Canary (Serinus koliensis) is a species of passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.[1] It is found primarily in papyrus stends at altitudes of between 900 and 1600 m, but is also found in cultivation near highland papyrus. It always builds its nests in papyrus stands, using papyrus leaves as the main material.[2]


It has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Serinus koliensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ Clement, Peter; Harris, Alan; Davis, John (1993). Finches and Sparrows. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 183–184. ISBN 0-691-03424-9. 
  3. ^ Zamora, J; Moscoso J, Ruiz-del-Valle V, Ernesto L, Serrano-Vela JI, Ira-Cachafeiro J, Arnaiz-Villena A (2006). "Conjoint mitochondrial phylogenetic trees for canaries Serinus spp. and goldfinches Carduelis spp. show several specific polytomies". Ardeola 53(1): 1–17.