Chestnut-shouldered Petronia

Scientific Name: Petronia xanthocollis
Common Name: Chestnut-shouldered Petronia
Other Names: Yellow-throated Sparrow

Identifying Features: Brown body, black beak, chestnut coloured shoulder, white underparts, brown tail

Fun Facts:

  • Chestnut-shouldered Petronia is famous as the bird which aroused Dr. Salim Ali’s interest in ornithology.
  • They are tree-loving, often found in trees making use of holes created by barbets and woodpeckers.


This image was clicked by Koshy Koshy – via Flickr.

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