(syn. Foudia Ϯ Comoro Fody F. eminentissima) Gr. νησος nēsos  island; genus Acanthis Borkhausen, 1797, redpoll; "56. NESACANTHIS *.   Foudia, pt., auct. recent.   Range. Confined to the Mascarene Islands.  ...  *Type N. eminentissima.  ...  1. Nesacanthis eminentissima.  ...  2. Nesacanthis rubra.  ...  3. Nesacanthis seychellarum.  ...  4. Nesacanthis sakalava." (Sharpe 1890).

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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 14 December 2018).