The yellow-crowned canary (Serinus flavivertex) is a small songbird that has a yellow head. The male Yellow-fronted Canary is yellow on the rump, underparts, and the head – the head also has a grey crown and nape and a black malar stripe. Females are similar but duller. A resident breeder in eastern Africa, the yellow-crowned canary is a common and gregarious seedeater at the forest edge, bush, moor, bamboo and gardens at higher elevations. Its nest is a deep open cup built mostly by the female and is made of various plant fibres bound with spider web.