The white-throated canary is a small bird about 15 cm long with generally dull-coloured plumage and a yellow or yellow-green rump. It has a heavy horn-coloured beak and brown irises. Its legs are brown. The male and female have similar external appearances, and juveniles resemble adults.

Habitat and Distribution

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa.