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Southern Rufous-Sparrow

Passer motitensis Smith, A, 1836

The Great Sparrow, also known as the Southern Rufous Sparrow or the Rufous Sparrow (Passer motitensis) is found in southern Africa in dry, wooded savannah and towns. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
  Passer

Scientific:
  Passer motitensis

Citation:
  Smith, A, 1836

Reference:
  Rep.Exped.Centr.Afr. p.50

Protonym:
  Passer motitensis

Avibase ID:
  3E2EFDA6855648D2

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
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) [version 1]
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]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Grand Moineau ( Passer motitensis)
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:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Great Rufous Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
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:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
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:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Great Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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 2nd edition (1996):
Southern Rufous-Sparrow ( Passer motitensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Grootmossie
Catalan: pardal gros
Czech: vrabec světlelící
Danish: Rustspurv
German: Rostsperling
English: Great Rufous Sparrow, Great Sparrow, Rufous Sparrow, Southern Rufous Sparrow, Southern Rufous-Sparrow
English (IOC): Great Sparrow
English (South Africa): Great Sparrow
Spanish: Gorrión Grande
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión grande
Spanish (HBW): Great Rufous Sparrow
Estonian: savannivarblane (lõuna-savannivarblane)
Finnish: afrikanvarpunen
French: Grand Moineau
Croatian: veliki vrabac
Italian: Passera rossiccia maggiore
Japanese (romaji): oosuzume
Japanese: オオスズメ
Kwangali: Enzunge
Scientific: Passer motitensis, Passer motitensis motitensis, Pyrgita Motitensis
Lithuanian: Didysis žvirblis
Dutch: Roestmus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Akasiesporv
Norwegian: Akasiespurv
Sotho, Northern: Lemphorokgohlo la Kapa
Polish: wróbel rdzawy
Portuguese: pardal-grande
Russian: Большой воробей
Slovak: vrabec hrdzavý
Serbian: Crvenosmeđi vrabac
Swedish: Akaciasparv
Swahili: Shomoro Mkubwa
Tswana: Tswere
Ukrainian: Горобець великий
Chinese: 棕麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 紅麻雀

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