IS A CANARY?
Domesticated canaries originated from wild birds imported
from the Canary Islands. It should be noted, that
the birds were named after the islands from which
they came and not vice versa.
breeds as we know them, began to emerge from the early
1800s onwards. The wild canary is almost identical
in appearance to any common crossbred, Self Green,
domestic canary; that is to say, 12.5cm (5 inches
in length), greyish green on the back, yellowish green
underparts and streaked with black on both back and