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Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. All have 12 tail feathers and 9 primaries. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, and most sing well. There are 137 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Namibia. Black-throated Canary Serinus atrogularis Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris White-throated Canary Serinus albogularis Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis Black-eared Seedeater Serinus mennelli Damara Canary Alario leucolaema The true finches are passerine birds in the family Fringillidae. They are predominantly seed-eating songbirds. Most are native to Southern Hemisphere, but one subfamily is endemic to the Neotropics, one to the Hawaiian Islands, and one subfamily – monotypic at genus level – is found... read more  Read More