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
PhotosSee all 10 photos
- 4 Adult perched Ethiopia, Nov 2012 Nik Borrow
- 3.7 perched Ethiopia, Dec 2012 Marco Valentini
- 3.5 This is a juve... Kenya, Nov 2007 Hervé MICHEL
- 3.4 Showing the ye... Ethiopia, Nov 2011 Ken Havard
- 3.3 A faint yellow... Ethiopia, Dec 2012 Marco Valentini
- 3.3 An adult perch... Ethiopia, Jan 2009 David Beadle
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