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African Quailfinch

Ortygospiza fuscocrissa Heuglin, MT 1863

The African quailfinch, spectacled quailfinch, or white-chinned quailfinch, is a common species of estrildid finch found in eastern and southern Africa. Some taxonomists consider it to be conspecific with the black-faced quailfinch, others consider all three species to be conspecific. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
   Ortygospiza
Scientific:
  Ortygospiza fuscocrissa


Original description

Citation:
  Heuglin, MT 1863

Reference:
   J. f. Orn. 11. Jahrgang, I. Heft, No. 61 p. 18-19

Protonym:
  Ortygospiza fuscocrissa

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33302801


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B8DC96368CC18620

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B8DC9636

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B8DC9636


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916651

Geographic range:

  • Ortygospiza fuscocrissa fuscocrissa: Highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Ortygospiza fuscocrissa muelleri: southern Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, to Zambia, western Zimbabwe, and north central South Africa
  • Ortygospiza fuscocrissa smithersi: NE Zambia
  • Ortygospiza fuscocrissa digressa: E Zimbabwe, s Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland
  • Ortygospiza fuscocrissa pallida: N Botswana and adjacent nw Zimbabwe
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English:
African Quailfinch
Danish:
Etiopisk Vagtelastrild
Spanish:
Estrilda Codorniz
Spanish (Spain):
Estrilda codorniz
Finnish:
etiopiantöpöpeippo
French:
Astrild-caille à lunettes
Italian:
Fringuello quaglia faccianera
Japanese (romaji):
afurikashakosuzume
Japanese:
アフリカシャコスズメ
Dutch:
Brilastrild
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Vaktelastrild
Norwegian:
vaktelastrild
Portuguese:
Bico-de-lacre-codorniz
Serbian:
Južnoafrička prepeličasta astrilda
Swedish:
vaktelastrild [fuscocrissa Group]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Quailfinch ( Ortypgospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Quailfinch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Quailfinch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Quailfinch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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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):
African Quailfinch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Quailfinch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
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):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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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:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Quailfinch (Spectacled) ( Ortygospiza atricollis [fuscocrissa Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Quailfinch (Spectacled) ( Ortygospiza atricollis [fuscocrissa Group]) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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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:
African Quail-Finch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Quail-Finch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
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:
African Quail-Finch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
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:
African Quailfinch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Quailfinch ( Ortygospiza fuscocrissa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ortygospiza fuscocrissa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ortygospiza [atricollis or fuscocrissa] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Gewone Kwartelvinkie, Gewone Kwartelvinkie (Bril)
Danish: Etiopisk Vagtelastrild
German: Wachtelastrild, Wachtelastrild [fuscocrissa-Gruppe]
English: Abyssinian Quailfinch, African Quailfinch, African Quail-Finch, Ethiopian Quailfinch, Quailfinch (Spectacled)
English, HBW: African Quailfinch (Spectacled)
English (IOC): Quailfinch (African)
English (Kenya): African Quailfinch
English (United States): Quailfinch (Spectacled)
English (South Africa): African Quail-Finch (Spectacled)
Esperanto: Malhelpuga ortigospizo
Spanish: Estrilda Codorniz, Estrilda Codorniz (grupo fuscocrissa)
Spanish (Spain): Estrilda Codorniz, Estrilda codorniz (grupo fuscocrissa)
Spanish (HBW): African Quailfinch
Finnish: etiopiantöpöpeippo
French: Astrild-caille à lunettes, Astrild-caille d'Éthiopie
Icelandic: Hænufinka [fuscocrissa hópur]
Italian: Fringuello quaglia faccianera
Japanese (romaji): afurikashakosuzume
Japanese: アフリカシャコスズメ, シャコスズメ(fuscocrissa グループ)
Kwangali: Mukadi Gonon
Scientific: Fringilla atricollis, Fringilla polyzona, Ortygospiza atricollis, Ortygospiza atricollis [fuscocrissa Group], Ortygospiza atricollis atricollis, Ortygospiza atricollis fuscocrissa, Ortygospiza fuscocrissa, Ortygospiza fuscocrissa fuscocrissa, Ortygospiza gabonensis fuscocrissa, Ortypgospiza fuscocrissa
Dutch: Brilastrild, Kwartelastrilde
Norwegian Nynorsk: Vaktelastrild
Norwegian: Vaktelastrild
Polish: trawinek okularowy, Trawinek zmienny, trawinek zmienny [gr. fuscocrissa]
Portuguese: Bico-de-lacre-codorniz
Portuguese (Portugal): bico-de-lacre-codorniz [grupo fuscocrissa]
Russian: Перепелиный астрильд [группа fuscocrissa]
Slovak: astrilda okuliarnatá, astrilda okuliarnatá (skup.)
Serbian: Južnoafrička prepeličasta astrilda
Sotho, Southern: Lekolikotoana
Swedish: Etiopisk vaktelastrild, vaktelastrild [fuscocrissa Group], vaktelastrild [gruppen fuscocrissa]
Turkish: Bıldırcın mumgagası [fuscocrissa grubu]
Xhosa: Unonkxwe
Zulu: iNxenge

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