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Atlantic Canary Breeding

A charming little symbol of the Canary Islands


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This small bird called a canary ​is named after the Canary Islands and is a real symbol of this territory. It is known all over the world and often kept as a pet. Remember the cartoons about Tweety bird? Also a canary! These birds originate from the Canary Islands, Azores, and Madeira. Only in the Canary Islands is the population as high as 80,000-90,000 pairs. You can observe them nesting on Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro, and Gran Canaria. Rarely one can even be seen on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The period of laying eggs is between January and July, depending on the territory but the peak season in most places is from April to June. Eggs are incubated ​for 13–14 days. Young birds leave the nest after 14–21 days.

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