Gran Canaria was named for dogs, not canaries, a fact that some may not know.
I can't see any of your photos, just small blank boxes.
Photos not showing up on this post for me either (ubuntu/firefox/desktop). Source shows an image tag, but a googlecontent link over 600 characters long that doesn't appear to be in any recognizable format.
I think the name in latin translates to Island of the Dogs or something like that. My former department head used to study island endemics and spent quite a lot of time in the Canaries.
Yes, and I believe that the canaries (finches) are named after the Canary Island, possibly their "origin".
The pictures are quite lovely on my desktop, but don’t appear on my iPad.
I'll fix the pictures tomorrow. The origin of the name of the islands is unclear (maybe dogs, maybe not), but the birds are named after the islands.