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Southern Rufous-Sparrow

Passer motitensis Smith, A 1836

The great sparrow, also known as the southern rufous sparrow, is found in southern Africa in dry, wooded savannah and towns. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Smith, A 1836

Reference:
   Rep. Exped. C. Afr. pt. 27 p.50

Protonym:
  Passer motitensis

Link:
  https://archive.org/details/reportexpeditio00afrigoog/page/n55


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3E2EFDA6855648D2

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3E2EFDA6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3E2EFDA6


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561886

Geographic range:

  • Passer motitensis motitensis: Botswana and north central South Africa (northern Northern Cape and North West)
  • Passer motitensis benguellensis: S Angola to Namibia
  • Passer motitensis subsolanus: southern Zimbabwe, northwestern Swaziland, and northeastern South Africa (south to northern Free State)
English:
Southern Rufous-Sparrow
Catalan:
pardal gros
Czech:
vrabec světlelící
Danish:
Rustspurv
German:
Rostsperling
Spanish:
Gorrión Grande
Spanish (Spain):
Gorrión grande
Finnish:
afrikanvarpunen
French:
Grand Moineau
Croatian:
veliki vrabac
Hungarian:
Nagy veréb
Italian:
Passera rossiccia maggiore
Japanese (romaji):
oosuzume
Japanese:
オオスズメ
Lithuanian:
Didysis žvirblis
Dutch:
Roestmus
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Akasiesporv
Norwegian:
Akasiespurv
Polish:
wróbel rdzawy
Portuguese:
pardal-grande
Russian:
Большой воробей
Slovak:
vrabec hrdzavý
Serbian:
Crvenosmeđi vrabac
Swedish:
akaciasparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець великий
Chinese:
棕麻雀
Chinese (Traditional):
紅麻雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Southern Rufous-sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Grand Moineau ( Passer motitensis)
Clements, version 2021:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Southern Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Southern Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Passer motitensis
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Passer motitensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Afrikaans: Grootmossie
Azerbaijani: böyük sərçə
Belarusian: Вялiкi верабей
Bulgarian: Голямо врабче
Catalan: Pardal gran, pardal gros
Czech: vrabec světlelící
Welsh: Golfan mawr
Danish: Rustspurv
German: Rostsperling
Greek: Σκoυρoσπoυργίτης
English: Great Rufous Sparrow, Great Sparrow, Rufous Sparrow, Southern Rufous Sparrow, Southern Rufous-Sparrow
English, HBW: Great Sparrow
English (IOC): Great Sparrow
English (United States): Great Rufous Sparrow
English (South Africa): Great Sparrow
Esperanto: Punkteca pasero, Rustpasero
Spanish: Gorrión Grande
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión grande
Spanish (HBW): Great Rufous Sparrow
Estonian: Savannivarblane, savannivarblane (lõuna-savannivarblane)
Finnish: afrikanvarpunen
French: Grand Moineau
Frisian: Rustmosk
Irish: Gealbhan donnrua
Galician: Pardal grande
Croatian: Riđoleđi vrabac, veliki vrabac
Hungarian: Nagy veréb
Italian: Passera maggiore, Passera rossiccia maggiore
Japanese (romaji): oosuzume
Japanese: オオスズメ
Mongolian, Halh: өмнөдийн улбар шар богширго, улбар шар богширго, улбар шар боршувуу
Kwangali: Enzunge
Scientific: Passer motitensis, Passer motitensis motitensis, Pyrgita Motitensis
Lithuanian: Didysis žvirblis
Latvian: Lielais zvirbulis
Mongolian: өмнөдийн улбар шар богширго, улбар шар богширго, улбар шар боршувуу
Dutch: Roestmus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Akasiesporv
Norwegian: Akasiespurv
Sotho, Northern: Lemphorokgohlo la Kapa
Polish: wróbel rdzawy
Portuguese: pardal-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): pardal-grande
Rhaeto-Romance: Pasler grond
Romanian: Vrabie roşie
Russian: Большой воробей
Northern Sami: Akásiacihci
Slovak: vrabec hrdzavý
Slovenian: Veliki vrabec
Serbian: Crvenosmeđi vrabac, Veliki vrabac
Swedish: Akaciasparv
Swahili: Shomoro Mkubwa
Tswana: Tswere
Turkish: Büyük serçe
Ukrainian: Горобець великий
Chinese: 棕麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 紅麻雀

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