(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Little Masked Weaver P. luteolus) Gr. σιτος sitos  corn, grain; αγρα agra  hunting  < αγρεω agreō  to hunt. Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXIX, labelled Passerinae: Pyrrhulinae genuinae, includes a variety of finches, weavers, tanagers and similar birds mainly linked by their bullfinch-like bills; "Sitagra Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat. pl. lxxix, 1850. Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis, Mus. Hein. i, p. 181, 1851), Fringilla luteola Licht." (W. Sclater 1924-1930, II, 736); "Sitagra Reichenbach, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 79. Type, by monotypy, Fringilla luteola Lichtenstein." (Moreau in Peters 1962, XV, 33).

Search for more names on the Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology by James A. Jobling.
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 on 10 December 2018).