Finches and Sparrows: An Identification Guide

Finches and Sparrows: An Identification Guide

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ISBN-13: 9780691048789
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/14/1999
Pages: 514
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction 1

Acknowledgements 3

How to Use this Book 4

General Notes on Finches and Sparrows and their Relationships 10

How to Identify Finches and Sparrows 13

Colour Plates 19

Systematic Section 165

FRINGILLIDAE: Fringillinae

1 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 165

2 Blue Chaff inch Fringilla teydea 167

3 Brambling Fringilla montiffingilla 168

FRINGILLIDAE: Carduelinae

4 Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus 170

5 Serin Serinus serinus 172

6 Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus 173

7 Canary Serinus canaria 174

8 Citril Finch Serinus citrinelia 175

9 Tibetan Siskin Serinus thibetanus 177

10 Yellow-crowned Canary Serinus canicollis 178

11 Black-headed Siskin Serinus nigriceps 180

12 African Citril Serinus citrinelloides 181

13 Black-faced Canary Serinus capistratus 182

14 Papyrus Canary Serinus koliensis 183

15 Forest Canary Serinus scotops 184

16 White-rumped Seedeater Serinus leucopygius 185

17 Yellow-rumped Seedeater Serinus atrogularis 185

18 Arabian Serin Serinus rothschddi 187

19 Yemen Serin Serinus menachensis 188

20 Lemon-breasted Canary Serinus citrinipectus 188

21 Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus 189

22 Grosbeak Canary Serinus donaldsoni 191

23 Yellow Canary Serinus flaviventris 192

24 White-bellied Canary Serinus dorsostriatus 193

25 Brimstone Canary Serinus sulphuratus 194

26 White-throated Canary Serinus albogularis 195

27 Streaky-headed Seedeater Serinus gularis 196

28 Black-eared Canary Serinus mennelli 198

29 Brown-rumped Seedeater Serinus tristriatus 199

30 Ankober Serin Serinus ankoberensis 199

31 Yellow-throated Seedeater Serinus flavigula 200

32 Salvaclori's Seedeater Serinus xantholaema 201

33 Streaky Seedeater Serinus striolatus 201

34 Thick-billed Seedeater Serinus burtoni 202

35 Principe Seedeater Serinus rufobrunneus 203

36 Protea Canary Serinus leucopterus 204

37 Cape Siskin Serinus totta 205

38 Drakensberg Siskin Serinus symonsi 206

39 Black-headed Canary Serinus alario 207

40 Mountain Serin Serinus estherae 208

41 Sao Tome Grosbeak Neospiza concolor 209

42 Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus 210

43 Golden-winged Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus 211

44 Greenfinch Carduelis chloris 212

45 Oriental Greenfinch Carduelis sinica 214

46 Himalayan Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides 216

47 Vietnamese Greenfinch Carduelis monguilloti 218

48 Black-headed Greenfinch Carduelis ambigua 218

49 Siskin Carduelis spinus 219

50 Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus 221

51 Black-capped Siskin Carduelis atriceps 223

52 Andean Siskin Carduelis spinescens 223

53 Yellow-faced Siskin Carduelis yarrellii 225

54 Red Siskin Carduelis cucullata 225

55 Thick-billed Siskin Carduelis crassirostris 226

56 Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica 228

57 Antillean Siskin Carduelis dominicensis 229

58 Saffron Siskin Carduelis siemiradzkii 230

59 Olivaceous Siskin Carduelis olivacea 231

60 Black-headed Siskin Carduelis notata 231

61 Yellow-bellied Siskin Carduelis xanthogastra 232

62 Black Siskin Carduelis atrata 234

63 Yellow-rumped Siskin Carduelis uropygialis 234

64 Black-chinned Siskin Carduelis barbata 235

65 American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis 236

66 Dark-backed Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria 238

67 Lawrence's Goldfinch Carduelis lawrencei 239

68 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 240

69 Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea 242

70 Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni 245

71 Twite Carduelis flavirostris 246

72 Linnet Carduelis cannabina 249

73 Yemen Linnet Carduelis yemenensis 250

74 Warsangli Linnet Carduelis johannis 251

75 Hodgson's Mountain Finch Leucosticte nemoricola 252

76 Brandt's Mountain Finch Leucosticte brandti 253

77 Rosy Finch Leucosticte arctoa 255

78 Red-browed Finch Callacanthis burtoni 257

79 Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguinea 258

80 Trumpeter Finch Rhodopechys githaginea 260

81 Mongolian Trumpeter Finch Rhodopechys mongolica 261

82 Desert Finch Rhodopechys obsoleta 162

83 Long-tailed Rosefinch Uragus sibiricus 263

84 Przewalski's Rosefinch Urocynchramus pylzowi 265

85 Blanford's Rosefinch Carpodacus rubescens 266

86 Dark Rosefinch Carpodacus nipalensis 267

87 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus 269

88 Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus 271

89 Cassin's Finch Carpodacus cassinii 273

90 House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus 274

91 Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus 275

92 Stresemann's Rosefinch Carpodacus eos 276

93 Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochrous 277

94 Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus 278

95 Dark-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus edwardsii 279

96 Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus 281

97 Pallas's Rosefinch Carpodacus roseus 282

98 Three-banded Rosefinch Carpodacus trifasciatus 283

99 Spot-winged Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodopeplus 284

100 White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus thura 285

101 Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochiamys 287

102 Eastern Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilloides 288

103 Caucasian Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla 289

104 Red-breasted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus 290

105 Tibetan Rosefinch Carpodacus roborowskii 292

106 Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucieator 293

107 Red-headed Rosefinch Pinicola subhimachala 295

108 Scarlet Finch Haematospiza sipahi 296

109 Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus 297

110 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 298

111 Scottish Crossbill Loxia scotica 302

112 Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera 303

113 Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis 305

114 Philippine Bullfinch Pyrrhula leucogenys 306

115 Orange Bullfinch Pyrrhula aurantiaca 306

116 Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala 307

117 Beavan's Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythaca 308

118 Common Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 310

119 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 312

120 Chinese Grosbeak Eophona migratoria 314

121 Japanese Grosbeak Eophona personata 315

122 Black-and-yellow Grosbeak Mycerobas icterioides 317

123 Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis 318

124 Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos 319

125 White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes 320

126 Evening Grosbeak Hesperiphona vespertinus 321

127 Hooded Grosbeak Hesperiphona abeillei 323

128 Gold-naped Finch Pyrrhop/ectes epauletta 324

ESTRILDIDAE

129 Flowerpecker Weaver-finch Parmoptila woodhousei 325

130 Red-fronted Flowerpecker Weaver-finch Parmoptila rubrifrons 326

131 White-breasted Negro-finch Nigrita fusconota 326

132 Chestnut-breasted Negro-finch Nigrita bicolor 327

133 Pale-fronted Negro-finch Nigrita luteifrons 328

134 Grey-headed Negro-finch Nigrita canicapilla 329

135 Fernando Po Olive-back Nesocharis shelleyi 330

136 White-collared Olive-back Nesocharis ansorgei 331

137 Grey-headed Olive-back Nesocharis capistrata 331

138 Crimson-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera 332

139 Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica 333

140 Orange-winged Pytilia Pytilia afra 334

141 Green-winged Pytilia Pytilia melba 335

142 Green-backed Twinspot Mandingoa nitidula 336

143 Red-faced Crimson-wing Cryptospiza reichenovii 337

144 Ethiopian Crimson-wing Cryptospiza salvadorii 338

145 Dusky Crimson-wing Cryptospiza jacksoni 339

146 Shelley's Crimson-wing Cryptospiza shelleyi 340

147 Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus 341

148 Black-bellied Seedcracker Pyrenestes ostrinus 342

149 Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor 343

150 Grant's Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys 344

151 Western Bluebill Spermophaga haernatina 345

152 Red-headed Bluebill Spermophaga ruficapiiia 346

153 Brown Twinspot Clytospiza monteiri 347

154 Rosy Twinspot Hypargos margaritatus 348

155 Peters's Twinspot Hypargos niveoguttatus 349

156 Dybowski's Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii 350

157 Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea 351

158 Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara 352

159 Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta 353

160 Brown Firefinch Lagonosticta nitidula 354

161 Red-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta senegala 354

162 African Firefinch Lagonosticta rubricata 356

163 Pale-billed Firefinch Lagonosticta landanae 357

164 Jameson's Firefinch Lagonosticta rhodopareia 358

165 Kulikoro Firefinch Lagonosticta virata 359

166 Black-faced Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata 360

167 Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus angolensis 361

168 Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus bengalus 362

169 Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus 363

170 Common Grenadier Uraeginthus granatina 364

171 Purple Grenadier Uraeginthus ianthinogaster 365

172 Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens 366

173 Black-tailed Waxbill Estrilda perreini 367

174 Cinderella Waxbill Estrilda thomensis 367

175 Yellow-bellied Waxbill Estrilda melanotis 368

176 Anambra Waxbill Estrilda poliopareia 369

177 Fawn-breasted Waxbill Estrilda paludicola 370

178 Orange-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda melpoda 371

179 Crimson-rumped Waxbill Estrilda rhodopyga 371

180 Arabian Waxbill Estrilda rufibarba 372

181 Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes 373

182 Common Waxbill Estrilda astriid 374

183 Black-faced Waxbill Estrilda nigriloris 375

184 Black-crowned Waxbill Estrilda nonnula 376

185 Black-headed Waxbill Estrilda atricapilla 377

186 Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda erythronotos 378

187 Red Munia Amandava amandava 379

188 Green Munia Amandava formosa 380

189 Zebra Waxbill Amandava subflava 381

190 African Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis 382

191 Black-chinned Quailfinch Ortygospiza gabonensis 383

192 Locust Finch Ortygospiza locustella 384

193 Red-browed Firetail Aegintha temporalis 385

194 Painted Finch Emblema picta 386

195 Beautiful Firetail Emblema belia 387

196 Red-eared Firetail Emblema oculata 388

197 Diamond Firetail Emblema guttata 388

198 Crimson-sided Mountain Finch Oreostruthus fuliginosus 389

199 Crimson Finch Neochmia phaeton 390

200 Star Finch Neochmia ruficauda 391

201 Zebra Finch Poephila guttata 392

202 Double-barred Finch Poephila bichenovii 393

203 Masked Finch Poephila personata 394

204 Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda 395

205 Black-throated Finch Poephila cincta 396

206 Green-tailed Parrotfinch Erythrura hyperythra 397

207 Pin-tailed Parrotfinch Erythrura prasina 398

208 Green-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura viridifacies 399

209 Three-coloured Parrotfinch Erythrura tricolor 400

210 Mount Katanglad Parrotfinch Erythrura coloria 400

211 Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa 401

212 Papuan Parrotfinch Erythrura papuana 402

213 Red-throated Parrotfinch Erythrura psittacea 403

214 Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens 403

215 Pink-billed Parrotfinch Erythrura kleinschmidti 405

216 Gouldian Finch Chloebia gouldiae 406

217 Plum-headed Finch Aidemosyne modesta 407

218 Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica 408

219 African Silverbill Lonchura cantans 409

220 Grey-headed Silverbill Lonchura griseicapilla 410

221 Madagascar Munia Lonchura nana 410

222 Bronze Mannikin Lonchura cucullata 411

223 Black-and-white Mannikin Lonchura bicolor 412

224 Magpie Mannikin Lonchura fringilloides 413

225 White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata 414

226 Javan Munia Lonchura leucogastroides 415

227 Dusky Munia Lonchura fuscans 416

228 Moluccan Munia Lonchura molucca 417

229 Spotted Munia Lonchura punctulata 417

230 Rufous-bellied Munia Lonchura kelaarti 419

231 White-bellied Munia Lonchura leucogastra 420

232 Streak-headed Mannikin Lonchura tristissima 421

233 White-spotted Mannikin Lonchura leucosticta 421

234 Chestnut-and-white Mannikin Lonchura quinticolor 422

235 Chestnut Munia Lonchura malacca 423

236 White-headed Munia Lonchura maja 425

237 Pale-headed Munia Lonchura pallida 425

238 Great-billed Mannikin Lonchura grandis 426

239 Grey-banded Mannikin Lonchura vana 427

240 Grey-headed Mannikin Lonchura caniceps 428

241 Grey-crowned Mannikin Lonchura nevermanni 428

242 New Britain Mannikin Lonchura spectabilis 429

243 New Ireland Mannikin Lonchura forbesi 430

244 Hunstein's Munia Lonchura hunsteini 431

245 Yellow-rumped Mannikin Lonchura flaviprymna 432

246 Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Lonchura castaneothorax 432

247 Black Mannikin Lonchura stygia 434

248 Grand Valley Mannikin Lonchura teerinki 434

24 Alpine Mannikin Lonchura monticola 435

250 Snow Mountain Mannikin Lonchura montana 436

251 Thick-billed Munia Lonchura melaena 436

252 Pictorella Finch Lonchura pectoralis 437

253 Timor Dusky Sparrow Padda fuscata 438

254 Java Sparrow Padda oryzivora 439

255 Red-headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala 440

256 Cut-throat Finch Amadina fasciata 441

PASSERIDAE

257 Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri 442

258 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 443

259 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis 446

260 Sind Jungle Sparrow Passer pyrrhonotus 448

261 Somali Sparrow Passer castanopterus 449

262 Cinnamon Sparrow Passer rutilans 450

263 Pegu Sparrow Passer flaveolus 451

264 Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus 452

265 Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis 453

266 Iago Sparrow Passer iagoensis 455

267 Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus 456

268 Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus 458

269 Swainson's Sparrow Passer swainsonii 459

270 Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis 459

271 Swahili Sparrow Passer suahelicus 460

272 Southern Grey-headed Sparrow Passer diffusus 461

273 Desert Sparrow Passer simplex 462

274 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 463

275 Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus 465

276 Arabian Golden Sparrow Passer euchlorus 466

277 Chestnut Sparrow Passer eminibey 467

278 Pale Rock Sparrow Petronia brachydactyla 468

279 Yellow-throated Sparrow Petronia xanthocollis 469

280 Yellow-spotted Petronia Petronia pyrgita 470

281 Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia 471

282 Southern Yellow-throated Sparrow Petronia superciliaris 473

283 Bush Petronia Petronia dentata 474

284 Snow Finch Montiffingilia nivalis 475

285 Adams's Snow Finch Montiffingilla adamsi 476

286 Mandelli's Snow Finch Montiffingilla taczanowskii 477

287 Pere David's Snow Finch Montiffingifla davidiana 478

288 Red-necked Snow Finch Montifringilla ruficollis 479

289 Blanford's Snow Finch Montifringilla blanfordi 480

290 Theresa's Snow Finch Montiffingilla theresae 481

Glossary 483

Bibliography 485

Index 494

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