(syn. Plocepasser Ϯ Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver P. superciliosus) Gr. αγρος agros  field, country; φιλος philos  lover; "AGROPHILUS, Sw.  Bill resembling Chondestes  ... Feet large and strong. Middle toe rather longer than the tarsus; lateral toes equal, but shorter than the hinder. All the claws strong, and fully curved.   A. superciliosus. Rüpp. Atlas, pl. 15.  West Af. i. 209" (Swainson 1837).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 9 December 2018).