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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Avialae
Order Information
Superorder Passerimorphae
Order Passeriformes
Sub-order Passeres
Family Information
Superfamily Passeroidea
Family Fringillidae
Sub-family Carduelinae
Genus Information
Genus Serinus
Species Information
Species S. canaria
Binomial name Serinus canaria
Subspecies Serinus canaria domestica
Population statistics

The canary is a yellow type of finch that is native to several archipelagoes in the Atlantic Ocean, notably the Azores and Canary Islands.

Traditionally, canaries have been used in mines to provide advance warning of the accumulation of poisonous gases.

The canary is named after the Islands. The Islands are so named for the dogs found on them when rediscovered in the fourteenth century. Latin canis = dog.

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