NESOCHARIS

(Estrildidae; Ϯ Shelley's Oliveback N. shelleyi) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Fernando Póo); χαρις kharis, χαριτος kharitos  loveliness  < χαιρω khairō  to rejoice; "NESOCHARIS, n. gen.  Simile generi Spermestes dicto, sed rostro cyanescente debili, valde compresso et cauda brevi rotundata, pedibus caudam apicalem excedentibus distinguendum.   Typus est  1. NESOCHARIS SHELLEYI, n. sp.  ...  Hab. Moka, Fernando Po, Dec. 12, 1902." (Alexander 1903).
Synon. Chlorestrilda, Delacourella.

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Recommended citation
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 www.hbw.com on 14 December 2018).