Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow / Gymnoris pyrgita

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow / Gymnoris pyrgita

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow

SCI Name:  Gymnoris pyrgita
Protonym:  Xanthodina pyrgita J.Orn. 10 p.30
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Passeridae /
Taxonomy Code:  yespet1
Type Locality:  Bogos Mts., slopes of the Barca Valley.
Publish Year:  1862
IUCN Status:  


(Passeridae; Chestnut-shouldered Bush Sparrow G. xanthocollis) Gr. γυμνος gumnos  bare, naked; ῥις rhis, ῥινος  rhinos  nostrils; "Gymnoris, Hodgson, n. g.  Differs from Passer in having the beak more elongated, slender, and Carduelis-like; it being more slender than in restricted Fringilla.   G. flavicollis; Fringilla flavicollis, Franklin, P. Z. S. 1831, p. 120; referred to Ploceus by Col. Sykes, P. Z. S. 1832, p.94, and with more propriety to Pyrgita vel Passer by Mr. Jerdon." (Blyth 1845); "Gymnoris J. E. Gray, 1831, Zool. Misc., p. 84.  Type, by monotypy, Gymnoris flavirostris J. E. Gray = Fringilla flavicollis Franklin." (Moreau & Greenway in Peters, 1962, XV, p. 23); "Gymnoris Blyth, 1845. Synopsis of Indian Fringillidae, in Hodgson, On the Leiotrichane Birds of the Subhemalayas. JASB, 13 (156), p. 948 (1844).  Type by monotypy, Fringilla flavicollis Franklin, 1831 = Fringilla xanthocollis E. Burton, 1838." (S. Gregory, 2006, Systematic Notes on Asian Birds. 57, in Zool. Med. Leiden, 80-5 (9), p. 187); "GYMNORIS Blyth, 1845   ...   For correction of authorship and date see Gregory (2006). Previously mistakenly attributed to J. E. Gray by Moreau & Greenway (1962) and Dickinson (2003)." (Dickinson and Christidis (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2014, 1 (Passerines), p. 307).
Var. Gymnornis, Gymnorhis, Gymnorius.
Synon. Pyrgitina, Xanthodira.

Gr. πυργιτης purgitēs  sparrow.

(syn. Passer Ϯ House Sparrow P. domesticus) Gr. πυργιτης purgitēs sparrow; "LES MOINEAUX proprement dits. (PYRGITA (1). Cuv.)  Ont le bec un peu plus court que les précédens [Ploceus], conique, et seulement un peu bombé vers la pointe.  Le Moineau domestique. (Fring. domestica.) Enl. 6. 1.  Niche dans les trous des murs, infeste les lieux habités par son audace et sa voracité.  ...(1) Pyrgita, nom grec du moineau domestique" (Cuvier 1817).  Var. Prygita, Pyrgifa, PyrgisaPyrgitta, Pyrgyta.


Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow (pallida)
SCI Name: Gymnoris pyrgita pallida
L. pallidus  pallid, pale, wan, sallow  < pallere  to be pale.

Yellow-spotted Bush Sparrow (pyrgita)
SCI Name: Gymnoris pyrgita pyrgita
Gr. πυργιτης purgitēs  sparrow.