Yellow-spotted Bush-sparrow (Gymnoris pyrgita) - HBW 14, p. 809
French: Moineau à point jaune
Spanish: Gorrión Moteado
Other common names: Yellow-spotted Petronia/Rock-sparrow, Abyssinian Yellow-throated Petronia, Sudan Rock-sparrow/Petronia
Taxonomy: Xanthodina pyrgita Heuglin, 1862, Bogos Mountains, slopes of the Barca valley, Eritrea.
Genus often subsumed into Petronia. Forms a superspecies with G. xanthocollis, and sometimes treated as conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pallida Neumann, 1908 - S Mauritania and W Senegal E, very patchily, to C Sudan.
- pyrgita ( Heuglin, 1862) - Eritrea, SE Sudan, S Ethiopia and Somalia S to NE Uganda, Kenya and N Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird feeding on something and flying away, repeated in slow motion. Locality Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania (ssp pyrgita)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 15 February 2012 3 years ago 10 sec 4.3
An adult drinking Locality Nanyangacor, South Sudan (ssp pyrgita)
Marc de Bont 20 September 2005 9 years ago 24 sec 4.1
preening breast, flies Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (ssp pyrgita)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 2 years ago 12 sec 4
An adult bathing Locality Nanyangacor, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan (ssp pyrgita)
Marc de Bont 20 September 2005 9 years ago 19 sec 3.9
A bird in a tree, scratching its head and preening Locality Ginir, Ethiopia (ssp pyrgita)
Josep del Hoyo 4 December 2005 10 years ago 28 sec 3
Two birds in a tree and flying away. Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp pyrgita)
Josep del Hoyo 28 November 2005 10 years ago 21 sec 2.7
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A perched bird
Locality Soda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Paul van Giersbergen 5 November 2014 16 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (ssp pyrgita)
maurizioravasini 8 December 2011 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Dawa River, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp pyrgita)
Nik Borrow 25 November 2012 3 years ago 4
Locality Bilen Lodge, Awash National Park, Ethiopia
Marco Valentini 29 December 2012 3 years ago 3.7
An adult perched in a tree.
Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (ssp pyrgita)
David Beadle 28 January 2009 3 years ago 3.5
This is a juvenile( identified by Peter Ryan)
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Hervé MICHEL 1 November 2007 6 years ago 3.5
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