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Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow

Passer shelleyi Sharpe, RB 1891

Shelley's sparrow, also known as Shelley's rufous sparrow or the White Nile rufous sparrow, is a sparrow found in eastern Africa from South Sudan, southern Ethiopia, and north-western Somalia to northern Uganda and north-western Kenya. Formerly, it was considered as a subspecies of the Kenya sparrow. This species is named after English geologist and ornithologist George Ernest Shelley. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
   Passer
Scientific:
  Passer shelleyi


Original description

Citation:
  Sharpe, RB 1891

Reference:
   Ibis (6) 3 (10) p. 256-257

Protonym:
  Passer shelleyi

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16275722


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  126E0CFA06186FC4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-126E0CFA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/126E0CFA


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 916518

Geographic range:

  • Passer shelleyi: southeastern South Sudan, southern and eastern Ethiopia, northwestern Somalia, northern Uganda, and extreme western Kenya
English:
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow
Catalan:
pardal de Shelley
Danish:
Rift Valley-spurv
German:
Nilsperling
Spanish:
Gorrión de Shelley
Spanish (Spain):
Gorrión de Shelley
French:
Moineau de Shelley
Croatian:
riđoleđi vrabac
Italian:
Passera rossiccia di Shelley
Japanese (romaji):
shironairusuzume
Japanese:
シロナイルスズメ
Lithuanian:
Šelio žvirblis
Dutch:
Nijlmus
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Savannesporv
Norwegian:
Savannespurv
Polish:
wróbel nilowy
Portuguese:
pardal-do-nilo
Russian:
Нильский воробей
Slovak:
vrabec nílsky
Serbian:
Šelijev riđi vrabac
Swedish:
shelleysparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець ефіопський
Chinese:
谢氏麻雀
Chinese (Traditional):
謝利氏麻雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Shelley's Rufous-sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Shelley's Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Passer motitensis shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Passer cordofanicus shelleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Passer cordofanicus shelleyi [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
White Nile Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White Nile Rufous Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White Nile Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Passer iagoensis shelleyi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Passer iagoensis shelleyi [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Shelley's Sparrow ( Passer shelleyi) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Passer shelleyi [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Passer [cordofanicus, rufocinctus or shelleyi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: pardal de Shelley
Danish: Rift Valley-spurv
German: Nilsperling
English: Shelley's Rufous Sparrow, Shelley's Rufous-Sparrow, Shelley's Sparrow, White Nile Rufous Sparrow, White Nile Sparrow
English, HBW: White Nile Sparrow
English (IOC): Shelley's Sparrow
English (Kenya): Shelley's Rufous Sparrow
English (United States): Shelley's Rufous Sparrow
Esperanto: Ŝelia pasero
Spanish: Gorrión de Shelley
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión de Shelley
Spanish (HBW): Shelley's Rufous Sparrow
Estonian: niiluse savannivarblane
French: Moineau de Shelley, Moineau roux de Shelley
Croatian: riđoleđi vrabac
Italian: Passera rossiccia di Shelley
Japanese (romaji): shironairusuzume
Japanese: シロナイルスズメ
Scientific: Passer cordofanicus shelleyi, Passer iagoensis shelleyi, Passer motitensis shelleyi, Passer rufocinctus shelleyi, Passer shelleyi
Lithuanian: Šelio žvirblis
Dutch: Nijlmus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Savannesporv
Norwegian: Savannespurv
Polish: wróbel nilowy
Portuguese: pardal-do-nilo
Portuguese (Portugal): pardal-de-shelley
Russian: Нильский воробей
Slovak: vrabec nílsky
Serbian: Šelijev riđi vrabac
Swedish: Rift Valleysparv, shelleysparv
Swahili: Shomoro wa Shelley
Turkish: Shelley serçesi
Ukrainian: Горобець ефіопський
Chinese: 谢氏麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 謝利氏麻雀

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