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The yellow-spotted bush sparrow or yellow-spotted petronia (Gymnoris pyrgita) is a species of bird in the sparrow family, Passeridae.

Yellow-spotted bush sparrow
Yellow-spotted Petronia - Kenya - Africa.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Gymnoris
G. pyrgita
Binomial name
Gymnoris pyrgita
(Heuglin, 1862)
  • Petronia pyrgita

It is common throughout the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Petronia pyrgita". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.