(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Bar-winged Weaver P. angolensis) Gr. νοτιος notios  southern  < νοτος notos  south; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; "The generic term Sharpia, bestowed by Bocage [1878] on a group of Ploceidæ, is preoccupied in coleoptera by Sharpia Tournier [1873].  It may be replaced by Notiospiza, from νοτιος, meridianus, and σπιζα, fringilla.  The type is Sharpia angolensis Bocage." (Oberholser 1905).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).