Tamil name Nellukuruvi for a finch or waxbill  < Kuruvi  small bird, Sonnerat having confused his local names and the provenance of his observations and specimens; ex “Nélicourvi de Madagascar” of Sonnerat 1782 (Ploceus).

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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 11 December 2018).