Black-headed Canary - Pairs Only

$648.99
Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_FNC_BHC_PR
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Unknown
Weight:
0.03 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
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Description

Description

Identification:  The beautiful Black-headed (Damara) canary (Serinus leucolaema) is a species, genus Alario as Alario alario, of finch from Africa. The Black-headed canary is a medium-sized canary with chestnut upper­parts and tail. The male has jet black head to side of neck, chin, throat and centre of breast which may show some white tips in fresh plumage. It's lower nape across the side of it's neck to side of breast is white to whitish-buff. The upperparts (including median and greater upperwing-coverts are a rich chestnut-brown. The tail is a deeper chestnut with fine black centers near the tip of it's feathers. Their legs are a pale brown to slate-grey or black. The head and face to upper mantle on females are a dull grey-brown with an indistinct narrow pale stripe which runs from the base of the bird's beak above its eye. It's side of neck to side of breast are greyer and her back and scapulars are a rich brown, streaked darker brown or blackish. Her tail is also chestnut with blackish shaft streaks. Her chin and throat are darker grey with the sides of her lower breast and flanks a warm buff-brown and a whitish-buff on the center of her belly and vent. It's natural habitat is lowland and lower montane dry rocky outcrops, hilly semi-arid scrubs and open grassland with scattered bushes, edges of cultivation, fallow fields, bushes and scrubby areas along streams; also suburban areas, including gardens.

Geography: Africa; LesothoNamibia and South Africa

Song / Call: Click to hear the Black-headed Canary

Size / Weight: 5" / 11 - 13 gms

Lifespan: Uncertain

Sexing:  Easily sexed when in adult plumage. Difficult to sex when birds are young.

Temperament:  Black-headed canaries forage on the ground and in lower levels of shrubs and bushes. They make regular short-distance flights to drink. During the non-breeding season you can find them gathered in large flocks of up to 200 individuals.

Breeding:  Black-headed canaries are loosely colonial. Nests are built by female while the male accompanies her by collecting material. Nests are a deep cup of thin, dry grasses, animal hair, plant down, wool and some feathers and is placed low down within 1 m of the ground in small bush or shrub, and often in overhanging rock faces or the sides of ditches. They lay clutches of 2–5 white or pale bluish-green eggs that are sparsely blotched or spotted with reddish-brown. Incubation is handled by the female who is fed on the nest throughout incubation by the male. Incubation period is 13–14 days. 

Diet: A mix of seeds;  Goldfinch SeedClassic Finch SeedMilletDried Egg FoodMineral GritCrushed Egg ShellHerb Salad, meal worms

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Warranty:
"Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
SKU:
LB_FNC_BHC_PR
Availability:
Unknown
Weight:
0.03 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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