The island canary (or Atlantic canary), is a small songbird native to Portugal, Spain, and the Canary Islands (for which the species was named). Wild birds are found in a variety of habitats and primarily eat seeds. Canaries are gregarious, usually nesting and feeding in small groups.
The common canary is the domesticated form of the island canary. It is a common household pet, popular for its bright color and sweet singing voice. Common canaries are usually vibrant yellow but they have been bred for many different color variations.