File:Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis) at Bharatpur I IMG 5262.jpg
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Gymnoris
Blyth, 1845


Bush-sparrows, Gymnoris, is a genus of sparrows in the Passeridae family. Most species are found in Africa with some species ranging in Asia and even Europe.

There are five species:


  • Clement, Peter; Harris, Alan; Davis, John (1993). Finches and Sparrows: an Identification Guide. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-03424-9. 
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