Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver / Plocepasser superciliosus

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver / Plocepasser superciliosus

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver

SCI Name:  Plocepasser superciliosus
Protonym:  Ploceus superciliosus AtlasReis.nord.Afr.Vog.[Ruppell](1826) -1826 p.24 pl.15
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Ploceidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ccswea1
Type Locality:  Kordofan.
Publish Year:  1827
IUCN Status:  


(Ploceidae; Ϯ White-browed Sparrow Weaver P. mahali) Portmanteau of genera Ploceus Cuvier 1816, weaver, and Passer Brisson 1760, sparrow; "Sub-genus PLOCEPASSER.*  Bill conical, pointed; culmen arched and entering between feathers of forehead; edges of upper mandible slightly waved; nostrils basal, rounded, and open; rictus slightly bristled; wings rather long, third and fourth quills equal; tail slightly rounded; tarsi moderate, outer and inner toes of equal length; claws slightly curved and rather blunt.    Plocepasser Mahali.  ...  Inhabits the country between the Orange River and the Tropic.  ...  * The Ploceus superciliosus, of Ruppel, may perhaps belong to this group." (A. Smith 1836); "Plocepasser A. Smith, 1836, Rep. Exped. Cent. Africa, p. 51. Type, by monotypy, P. mahali A. Smith." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 5).   
Var. Ploceopasser, Ploceipasser, Ploceuspasser.   
Synon. Agrophilus, Fullerellus, Leucophrys, Philagrus.

superciliosa / superciliosum / superciliosus
L. superciliosus  supercilious, haughty, eye-browed  < supercilium  eyebrow.
● ex “Supercilious Duck” of Latham 1785 (Anas).
● ex “Little Green and Orange-coloured Kingfisher” of Edwards 1758 (syn. Chloroceryle aenea).
● ex “Gorge-jaune de Saint-Domingue” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 686, fig. 1 (syn. Dendroica dominica).
● ex “Rousseau” of Levaillant 1800, pl. 66 (Lanius).
● ex “Apiaster madagascariensis” or “Guespier de Madagascar” of Brisson 1760 (Merops).
● ex “Yellow-browed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Phylloscopus humei).
● ex “Supercilious Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).