Clytospiza Monteiri Bird
Protonym: Pytelia monteiri Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt(28)1 p.111 pl.161
Taxonomy: Passeriformes / Estrildidae / Clytospiza
Taxonomy Code: brotwi1
Type Locality: Bembe, Congo district, Angola.
Publish Year: 1860
IUCN Status: Least Concern
(Estrildidae; Ϯ Brown Twinspot C. monteiri) Gr. κλυτος klutos glorious, splendid < κλεω kleō to celebrate; σπιζα spiza finch < σπιζω spizō to chirp; "Clytospiza, gen. nov. . . . .Type. C. monteiri. ... CLYTOSPIZA. Similar to Spermospiza in most of its characters, but differing in the bill being proportionately longer and more slender and entirely uniform blackish blue. Sexes alike in the colouring of the breast, which is cinnamon and white, in bold spots or bars, but distinguishable by the colouring of the throat, which is uniform grey in immature birds, has a red mark in the males, and a white one in the females." (Shelley 1896); "Clytospiza Shelley, 1896, Birds Africa, 1, p. 32. Type, by original designation, Pytelia monteiri Hartlaub." (Traylor in Peters, 1968, XIV, p. 322).
monteiri / monteiroi
● Joaquim João Monteiro (1833-1878) Portuguese mining engineer, collector in Angola 1858-1875 (subsp. Cecropis senegalensis, Clytospiza, Malaconotus, Tockus).
● Dr Luis Monteiro (1962-1999) Portuguese ecotoxicologist, ornithologist (Hydrobates).
UPPERCASE: current genus
Uppercase first letter: generic synonym
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