Sahel Bush Sparrow

Sahel Bush Sparrow / Gymnoris dentata

Sahel Bush Sparrow

Here the details of the Sahel Bush Sparrow named bird below:

SCI Name:  Gymnoris dentata
Protonym:  Xanthodira dentata Oefv.Vet.-Akad.Forh. 7 p.127
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Passeridae /
Taxonomy Code:  buspet1
Type Locality:  NE. Afrika. (Type in Stockholm Museum from Ronga [= Abu Saad] on the Blue Nile, Sudan).
Publish Year:  1850
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.

dentata / dentatus
L. dentatus  toothed  < dens, dentis  tooth.