Canary is little songbirds called after the area of their origin, the Canary island of Spain. They are a domesticated form of wild canary and are members of the finch family. They were first bred in captivity in the 17th century and then brought to Europe by some Spanish sailors. The Spanish and English kings had the habit of keeping these birds as their pet because of their lovely singing voice. They can learn the song notes they are taught. Their way of singing is specific. They sing all year except for the summers when they stop singing. Male are nice singers than females. They show the capacity of learning even musical and instrumental notes.
This bird is famous due to its song and is also kept as a house pet for the same reason. It is mostly yellow with black and white markings on its wings. They can imitate sounds they hear next to them and so appear to “talk” and that’s the reason why they are placed on the list of the perfect singing birds. They have been called after the area they were discovered in the Canary Islands in Spain. The male has a better sound than the females which it uses to attract a mate. The Canaries shed their feathers during the summer and do not sing during this season.