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Lesser Seedcracker

Pyrenestes minor Shelley, GE 1894

The lesser seedcracker or Nyasa seedcracker is a fairly common species of estrildid finch found in eastern Africa. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 925,000 km2 (357,000 sq mi) and is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified the species as being of least concern. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
   Pyrenestes
Scientific:
  Pyrenestes minor


Original description

Citation:
  Shelley, GE 1894

Reference:
   Ibis

Protonym:
  Pyrenestes minor

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16282681#page/52/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A24ED82085D22227

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A24ED820

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A24ED820


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 562644

Geographic range:

  • Pyrenestes minor: E Tanzania to s Malawi, e Zimbabwe and n Mozambique
English:
Lesser Seedcracker
Catalan:
estrilda becgrossa menut
Czech:
rudoušek malý
Danish:
Lille Frøknækker
German:
Kleinastrild
Spanish:
Estrilda Piquigorda Chica
Spanish (Spain):
Estrilda Piquigorda Chica
Finnish:
pikkulyijynokka
French:
Petit Pyréneste
Croatian:
crveno-smeđa estrilda
Hungarian:
kis bíborasztrild
Italian:
Spaccasemi minore
Japanese (romaji):
kotanewarikinpara
Japanese:
コタネワリキンパラ
Lithuanian:
Mažoji purpurinė astrilda
Dutch:
Granta-astrild
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Umbraastrild
Norwegian:
Umbraastrild
Polish:
krasnoliczka brązowa
Portuguese:
estrilda-bicuda-pequena
Russian:
Пурпурный толстоклюв
Slovak:
luskáčik malý
Serbian:
Mala purpurna astrilda
Swedish:
umbraastrild
Ukrainian:
Червонощок малий
Chinese:
小裂籽雀
Chinese (Traditional):
小砸籽雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Pyrenestes [ostrinus, sanguineus or minor] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Oostelike Saadbrekertjie, Rooistertsaadvretertjie, Rooistertsaadvretertjie (Rooistertrobbin)
Catalan: estrilda becgrossa menut
Czech: Astrild cervenocerný, rudoušek malý
Danish: Lille Frøknækker
German: Grant Astrild, Grantastrild, Grant-Astrild, Kleinastrild, Kleiner Purpurastrild
English: Lesser Seedcracker, Lesser Seed-cracker, Nyasa Seedcracker, Nyasaland Seedcracker, Vincent's Seedcracker
English, HBW: Lesser Seedcracker
English (IOC): Lesser Seedcracker
English (United States): Lesser Seedcracker
Esperanto: Malgranda pirenesto
Spanish: Estrilda Piquigorda Chica, Pinzón Casca Nueces Chico
Spanish (Spain): Estrilda Piquigorda Chica
Spanish (HBW): Lesser Seedcracker
Estonian: pruun-veriamadiin
Finnish: pikkulyijynokka, Pikkumurskaajapeippo
French: Gros-bec ponceau à torse brun, Petit Pyréneste, Petit-Grosbec ponceau
Croatian: crveno-smeđa estrilda
Hungarian: kis bíborasztrild
Italian: Spaccasemi minore
Japanese (romaji): kotanewarikimpara, kotanewarikinpara, kotanewatarikinpara
Japanese: コタネウァリキンパラ, コタネワタリキンパラ, コタネワリキンパラ
Scientific: Pirenestes minor, Pirenestes vincenti, Pyrenestes granti, Pyrenestes minor, Pyrenestes ostrinus minor
Lithuanian: Mažoji purpurinė astrilda
Dutch: Granta-astrild, Kleine purperastrilde
Norwegian Nynorsk: Umbraastrild
Norwegian: Liten purpurastrild, Umbraastrild
Polish: krasnoliczka brazowa, krasnoliczka brązowa
Portuguese: estrilda-bicuda-pequena, Quebra-sementes do Niassa
Portuguese (Portugal): quebra-sementes-do-niassa
Russian: Пурпурный (огненный) астрильд, Пурпурный толстоклюв
Slovak: luskácik malý, luskáčik malý
Serbian: Mala purpurna astrilda
Swedish: Umbraastrild
Swahili: Mpasuambegu Mwekundu Mdogo
Turkish: Küçük tohumçatlatan
Ukrainian: Червонощок малий
Chinese: 小裂籽雀
Chinese (Traditional): 小砸籽雀

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