ORTYGOSPIZA

(Estrildidae; Ϯ African Quailfinch O. atricollis) Gr. ορτυξ ortux, ορτυγος ortugos  quail; σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; “Sic etiam ab omnibus reliquis differt avicula singularis, per Africam late distributa: Fr. polyzona Temm. Pl. Col. 221 (Amadina pol. Rüpp. Syst. Ueb. p. 77; Estrilda pol. Gray Gen.), quæ Ortygospiza appellanda est, ob similitudinem pygmeæ Coturnicis formæ (Oρτυξ, Coturnix; σπιζη, Fringilla).  ...  Ad currendum in terra egregie formata et, colore transversim fasciato, cauda brevi, corpore crasso, sat similis parvulæ Perdici.” (Sundevall 1850); "Ortygospiza Sundevall, 1850, Öfv. K. Sv. Vet.-Akad. Förh., 7, p. 98. Type, by monotypy, Fringilla polyzona Temminck = F. atricollis Vieillot." (Traylor in Peters 1968, XIV, 349).
Var. Ortygospiga, Otygospiza.

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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 www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).