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Southern Grey-headed Sparrow

Passer diffusus (Smith, A, 1836)

The Southern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer diffusus) is a passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the Grey-headed Sparrow. It is found in savanna and woodland in Angola and Zambia southwards into South Africa, where it is expanding its range. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
  Passer

Scientific:
  Passer diffusus

Citation:
  (Smith, A, 1836)

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

Protonym:
  Pyrgita diffusa

Avibase ID:
  7EB3ECC47BE516C6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7EB3ECC4

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916521

Geographic range:

  • Passer diffusus diffusus: Angola to Namibia, sw Zambia, w Zimbabwe and w South Africa
  • Passer diffusus luangwae: E Zambia (upper Luangwa Valley)
  • Passer diffusus mosambicus: SE Malawi, n Mozambique and se Tanzania
  • Passer diffusus stygiceps: SE Zambia, sw Malawi and s Mozambique to e South Africa
English:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Czech:
vrabec jihoafrický
German:
Damarasperling
Danish:
Angolaspurv
Spanish:
Gorrión Sudafricano
Finnish:
eteläntuhkavarpunen
French:
Moineau sud-africain
Icelandic:
Tunglspör
Italian:
Passera testagrigia meridionale
Japanese:
minamihaigashirasuzume
Japanese:
ミナミハイガシラスズメ
Dutch:
Mozambiquemus
Norwegian:
Kraalspurv
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kraalsporv
Polish:
wróbel blady
Portuguese:
Pardal meridional
Russian:
Южный сероголовый воробей
Slovak:
vrabec obratníkový
Swedish:
sydafrikasparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець блідий
Chinese:
南非灰头麻雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Moineau sud-africain ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Moineau sud-africain ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Cape Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow ( Passer diffusus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Passer diffusus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Passer diffusus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Passer [griseus or diffusus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Gryskopmossie, Gryskopmossie (Suidelike Gryskopmossie)
Catalan: pardal sud-africà
Czech: vrabec jihoafrický
Danish: Angolaspurv
German: Damarasperling, Graukopfsperling, Kapsperling
English: Cape Sparrow, Greyheaded Sparrow, Southern Gray-headed Sparrow, Southern Greyheaded Sparrow, Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
English (IOC): Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Spanish: Gorrión de El Cabo, Gorrión Sudafricano
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión Sudafricano
Spanish (HBW): Southern Gray-headed Sparrow
Estonian: hallpea-varblane
Finnish: eteläntuhkavarpunen
French: Moineau du Cap, Moineau gris austral, Moineau sud-africain
Icelandic: Tunglspör
Italian: Passera testagrigia meridionale
Japanese: minamihaigashirasuzume, sabakusuzume
Japanese: サバクスズメ, ミナミハイガシラスズメ
Kwangali: Enzunge
Scientific: Passer diffusus, Passer diffusus diffusus, Passer griseus diffusus, Pyrgita diffusa
Lithuanian: Pietų Afrikos žvirblis
Dutch: Mozambiquemus, Mozambique-mus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kraalsporv
Norwegian: Kraalspurv
Polish: wróbel blady
Portuguese: Pardal meridional, Pardal-de-cabeça-cinzenta-meridional, Pardal-meridional
Russian: Южный сероголовый воробей
Slovak: vrabec obratníkový
Serbian: Južni sivoglavi vrabac
Sotho, Southern: Serobele
Swedish: Angolasparv, sydafrikasparv
Swahili: Jurawa Kusi, Shomoro Kusi
Tswana: Tswere
Ukrainian: Горобець блідий
Chinese: 南非灰头麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 南非灰頭麻雀

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