Genus GYMNORHIS

The genus Gymnorhis contains one Indian species of Finch which is generally termed a Sparrow, but its affinities for the Sparrows are not very great. In this genus the bill is long and slender with the culmen gently curved throughout, and the chief characteristic of the plumage is the presence of a yellow patch on the throat in both sexes.

This Finch or Sparrow is found in all descriptions of jungle and frequently near houses, and it has much the same habits as the House-Sparrow.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus GYMNORHIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
235
M_ID: 
29435
M_SN: 
Gymnoris
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1069

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