Genus PETRONIA

Petronia Kaup, Natur. Syst., p. 158 (1829). Type, Petronia petronia Linn.

The genus Petronia differs from Passer in having proportionately longer wings and a much stronger bill, but it retains the typical Sparrow patch of colour at the base of the primaries.

The sexes are alike, both having a bright patch of yellow on the throat.

Petronia petronia.

Fringilla petronia Linn., Syst. Nat., 12th ed., p. 322 (1766). Type-locality: North Italy.
The typical form is a smaller, darker bird than that which is found within our limits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus PETRONIA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
184
M_ID: 
29426
M_SN: 
Petronia
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3924

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