ZONOTRICHIA

(Passerellidae; Ϯ White-throated Sparrow Z. albicollis) Gr. ζωνη zōnē  band; θριξ thrix, τριχος trikhos  hair; "superciliis aurantiis  ...  Rostrum fasciaque ocularis atra" (J. Gmelin 1789); "Sub-genus, ZONOTRICHIA.  Bill as in Fringilla. Wings rather short; the first quill shorter than the four next, which are nearly equal. Tail rather lengthened, slightly divaricated; the lateral feathers shortened. Lateral toes unequal.  Types. - Z. leucophrys, Pennsylvanica, melodia, &c." (Swainson 1832); "Zonotrichia Swainson, 1832, in Swainson and Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Amer., 2 (1831), p. 493. Type, by subsequent designation (Bonaparte, 1832, Giorn. Arcad. Sci. Lett. Arti [Rome], 52 (1831), p. 206), Fringilla pensylvanica Latham = Fringilla albicollis Gmelin." (Paynter in Peters 1970, XIII, 41).
Var. Zonitrichia, Zonotrachia.
Synon. Brachyspiza, Hortulanus.

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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 19 January 2019).