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Grey-headed Silverbill

Spermestes griseicapilla (Delacour, JT 1943)

The grey-headed silverbill, also known as pearl-headed mannikin, is a species of estrildid finch found in eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Tanzania. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 400,000 km2. It was formerly usually placed in the monotypic genus Odontospiza as Odontospiza caniceps and sometimes placed in the genus Lonchura. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
   Spermestes
Scientific:
  Spermestes griseicapilla


Original description

Citation:
  (Delacour, JT 1943)

Reference:
   Zoologica [New York] 28 p.82

Protonym:
  Lonchura griseicapilla


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  7D6F12FEE6916C57

Avibase ID:
  avibase-7D6F12FE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7D6F12FE


Taxonomic Serial Number:

Geographic range:

  • Spermestes griseicapilla: S Ethiopia to Kenya and central Tanzania
English:
Grey-headed Silverbill
Catalan:
maniquí capgrís
Czech:
amadina perlolící
Danish:
Perlehalsamadine
German:
Graukopfelsterchen
Spanish:
Capuchino Cabecigrís
Spanish (Spain):
Capuchino Cabecigrís
Finnish:
huppuhopeanokka
French:
Capucin à tête grise
Croatian:
sivoglava amadina
Hungarian:
szürkefejű amandina
Italian:
Becco d'argento testagrigia
Japanese (romaji):
okinachou
Japanese:
オキナチョウ
Lithuanian:
Perlinė munija
Dutch:
Grijskopzilverbekje
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gråhovudsølvnebb
Norwegian:
Gråhodesølvnebb
Polish:
srebrnodziobek szarogłowy
Portuguese:
Capuchinho-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Russian:
Жемчужноголовая амадина
Slovak:
mníška perlolíca
Swedish:
pärlhalsmunia
Ukrainian:
Сріблодзьоб сіроголовий
Chinese:
灰头银嘴文鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
灰頭銀嘴文鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Capucin à tête grise ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Capucin à tête grise ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 1st edition:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Dontospiza caniceps)
Clements, version 2021:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Clements, version 2022:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Clements 3rd edition:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 4th edition:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements, version 2015:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements, version 2016:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements, version 2017:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements, version 2018:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Clements, version 2019:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 1.50:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 1.52:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 1.53:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 1.54:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 1.55:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 2015:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 2016:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 2017:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 2018:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 2019:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
eBird version 2021:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
eBird version 2022:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes caniceps)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes caniceps)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Odontospiza caniceps)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Gray-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Lonchura griseicapilla
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Lonchura griseicapilla
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Lonchura griseicapilla
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Lonchura griseicapilla)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes caniceps)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Grey-headed Silverbill ( Spermestes griseicapilla)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Odontospiza caniceps
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Odontospiza caniceps

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: maniquí capgrís
Czech: amadina perlolící, Amadina šedohlavá
Danish: Perlehalsamadine
German: Graukopfelsterchen, Graukopfsilberschnabel, Graukopf-Silberschnabel, Perlhalsamadine
English: Gray headed Silverbill, Gray-headed Silverbill, Gray-headed Silverbird, Grey headed Silverbill, Grey-headed Silverbill, Grey-headed Silverbird
English, HBW: Grey-headed Silverbill
English (IOC): Grey-headed Silverbill
English (Kenya): Grey-headed Silverbill
English (United States): Gray-headed Silverbill
Esperanto: Grizĉapa manekeno, Grizĉapa odontospizo
Spanish: Capuchino Cabecigrís, Capuchino de Cabeza Gris
Spanish (Spain): Capuchino Cabecigrís
Spanish (HBW): Gray-headed Silverbill
Estonian: hallpea-amadiin
Finnish: Huppuhopeanokka
French: Capucin à tête grise, Mannikin à tête grise, Spermète à tête grise
Croatian: sivoglava amadina
Hungarian: szürkefejű amandina
Italian: Becco d'argento testagrigia
Japanese (romaji): okinachou
Japanese: オキナチョウ
Scientific: Dontospiza caniceps, Euodice griseicapilla, Lonchura caniceps, Lonchura caniceps caniceps, Lonchura griseicapilla, Munia caniceps, Odontospiza caniceps, Odontospiza griseicapilla, Pitylia caniceps, Spermestes caniceps, Spermestes griseicapilla
Lithuanian: Perlinė munija
Dutch: Grijskopzilverbekje, Parelhaslamadine
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gråhovudsølvnebb
Norwegian: Gråhodesølvnebb, Perlehalsnonne
Polish: mniszka łuskolica, srebrnodziobek szaroglowy, srebrnodziobek szarogłowy
Portuguese: Capuchinho-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Portuguese (Portugal): freirinha-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Russian: Жемчужноголовая амадина
Slovak: mníška perlolíca
Swedish: Gråhuvad munia, pärlhalsmunia
Swahili: Tongo Kichwa-kijivu
Turkish: Gri başlı gümüşgaga
Ukrainian: Сріблодзьоб сіроголовий
Chinese: 灰头银嘴文鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭銀嘴文鳥

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