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Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow

Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus] (= Passer griseus) (Vieillot, LJP 1817)

The northern grey-headed sparrow, also known as the grey-headed sparrow, is a species of bird in the sparrow family Passeridae, which is resident in much of tropical Africa. It occurs in a wide range of open habitats, including open woodlands and human habitation, often occupying the same niche as the house sparrow does in Eurasia. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, LJP 1817)

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 12 p.198

Protonym:
  Fringilla grisea

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18057950


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2F9F81C9F4AB13F3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2F9F81C9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2F9F81C9


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561879

Geographic range:

  • Passer griseus griseus: southern Mauritania and Senegal to Cameroon, western Central African Republic, southern Chad, south to northern Gabon
  • Passer griseus ugandae: eastern Sudan, Eritrea, and northwestern Ethiopia south to southern Gabon, Angola, northern Namibia, northern Zimbabwe, Malawi, and central Tanzania
  • Passer griseus laeneni: Mali to extreme n Cameroon and w-central Sudan
  • Passer swainsonii: Extreme ne Sudan to Ethiopia, n Somalia and n-central Kenya
  • Passer gongonensis: extreme southeastern South Sudan, southern Ethiopia, eastern Uganda, Kenya, southern Somalia, and northeastern Tanzania
  • Passer suahelicus: S Kenya to w Tanzania, Malawi and nw Mozambique
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English:
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow
French:
Moineau gris, M. de Swainson, M. perroquet ou M. swahili


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow ( Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Moineau gris ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer griseus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis, suahelicus or diffusus]

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Afrikaans: Witkeelmossie
Czech: vrabec šedohlavý
Danish: Gråhovedet Spurv
German: Graukopfsperling
English: Grey-headed Sparrow, Grey-headed, Swainson's, Parrot-billed or Swahili Sparrow, Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
Esperanto: Grizkapa pasero
Spanish: Gorrión Gris
Estonian: hallvarblane
Finnish: tuhkavarpunen
French: Moineau gris, Moineau gris, M. de Swainson, M. perroquet ou M. swahili
Hungarian: szürkefejű veréb
Italian: Passera testagrigia settentrionale
Japanese (romaji): haigashirasuzume
Japanese: ハイガシラスズメ
Scientific: Fringilla grisea, Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus], Passer griseus, Passer griseus griseus
Lithuanian: Pilkagalvis žvirblis
Dutch: Grijskopmus
Norwegian: Landsbyspurv
Polish: wróbel siwoglowy
Portuguese: Pardal de cabeca cinzenta
Russian: Сероголовый воробей
Slovak: vrabec sivohlavý
Swedish: Bysparv
Swahili: Shomoro Jurawa
Ukrainian: Горобець сіроголовий
Chinese: 灰头麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭麻雀

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