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Canary in the Gold Mine

The Domestic Canary, often simply known as the canary, is a domesticated form of the wild Canary, a small songbird in the finch family originating from the Macaronesian Islands. - Wikipedia

 

"Canary in a coal mine" is an often used metaphor.

 

The source image for this caricature of a canary is a Creative Commons licensed photo from David Carroll's Flickr photostream.

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Taken on April 4, 2014