The yellow-throated bush sparrow (Gymnoris superciliaris), also known as the yellow-throated petronia, is a species of bird in the sparrow family Passeridae. It is found in south-central and southern Africa in its natural habitats of subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.
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Gymnoris is a genus of passerine birds in the sparrow family Passeridae. Three species are found in Africa while the yellow-throated sparrow ranges from Turkey to India.
The genus was introduced by the English zoologist Edward Blyth in 1845 with the yellow-throated sparrow as the type species. The name combines the Ancient Greek words gumnos "bare" or "naked" and rhinos "nostrils".There are four species recognized:
These species are sometimes placed in the genus Petronia.Sparrow
Sparrows are a family of small passerine birds. They are also known as true sparrows, or Old World sparrows, names also used for a particular genus of the family, Passer. They are distinct from both the American sparrows, in the family Passerellidae, and from a few other birds sharing their name, such as the Java sparrow of the family Estrildidae. Many species nest on buildings and the house and Eurasian tree sparrows, in particular, inhabit cities in large numbers, so sparrows are among the most familiar of all wild birds. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects. Some species scavenge for food around cities and, like gulls or rock doves will happily eat virtually anything in small quantities.