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Desert Sparrow

Passer simplex (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

The desert sparrow is a species of bird in the sparrow family Passeridae, found in the Sahara Desert of northern Africa. A similar bird, Zarudny's sparrow, is found in Central Asia and was historically recognised as a subspecies of the desert sparrow, but varies in a number of ways and is now recognised as a separate species by BirdLife International, the IOC World Bird List, and the Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.24

Protonym:
  Fringilla simplex

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28229272


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B4037E8F04C1BD25

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B4037E8F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B4037E8F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561890

Geographic range:

  • Passer simplex simplex: S Sahara from Mali to n Niger (Aïr Massif), n Chad and c Sudan
  • Passer simplex saharae: Sahara of se Morocco to Algeria, s Tunisia and central Libya
English:
Desert Sparrow
Catalan:
pardal del desert
Czech:
vrabec pouštní
Danish:
Ørkenspurv
German:
Wüstensperling
Spanish:
Gorrión Sahariano
Spanish (Spain):
Gorrión Sahariano
Finnish:
aavikkovarpunen
French:
Moineau blanc
Croatian:
Pustinjski vrabac
Hungarian:
sivatagi veréb
Icelandic:
Auðnaspör
Italian:
Passero del deserto
Japanese (romaji):
suzume
Japanese:
サバクスズメ
Lithuanian:
dykuminis žvirblis
Dutch:
Woestijnmus
Norwegian:
ørkenspurv
Polish:
wróbel pustynny
Portuguese:
Pardal-do-deserto
Russian:
Сахарский воробей
Slovak:
vrabec stepný
Serbian:
Afrički pustinjski vrabac
Swedish:
ökensparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець пустельний
Chinese:
荒漠麻雀
Chinese (Traditional):
漠麻雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Desert Sparrow (Desert) ( Passer simplex simplex/saharae) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Desert Sparrow (Desert) ( Passer simplex simplex/saharae) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Desert Sparrow (Desert) ( Passer simplex simplex/saharae) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Desert Sparrow (Desert) ( Passer simplex simplex/saharae) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Desert Sparrow (Desert) ( Passer simplex simplex/saharae) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Desert Sparrow (Desert) ( Passer simplex simplex/saharae) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Desert Sparrow ( Passer simplex) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Woestynmossie
Azerbaijani: səhra sərçəsi
Belarusian: Пустынны верабей
Bulgarian: Пустинно врабче
Catalan: pardal del desert
Czech: vrabec pouštní, vrabec pustinný
Chuvash: пушхир çерçийĕ
Welsh: Golfan diffeithwch
Danish: Ørkenspurv
German: Wüstensperling, Wüstensperling-simplex
Greek: Ερημoσπoυργίτης, Ερημοσπουργίτης
English: African Desert Sparrow, Desert sparrow, Desert Sparrow (Desert), Southern Desert Sparrow
English, HBW: Desert Sparrow
English (IOC): Desert Sparrow
English (United States): Desert Sparrow
Esperanto: Dezertopasero, Dezertpasero
Spanish: Gorrión del Desierto, Gorrión Sahariano, Gorrión Sahariano (simplex/saharae)
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión Sahariano, Gorrión Sahariano (simplex/saharae)
Spanish (HBW): Desert Sparrow (Desert)
Estonian: kõrbevarblane
Basque: Basamortuko txolarre
Persian: گنجشک بیابانی
Finnish: aavikkovarpunen
Faroese: Oyðuspurvur
French: Moineau blanc, Moineau blanc [nominal], Moineau blanc [simplex ou saharae]
Frisian: Woastynmosk
Irish: Gealbhan fásaigh
Galician: Pardal do deserto
Manx: Sparroo yn 'aasagh
Hebrew: דרור מדבר
Croatian: Pustinjski vrabac
Hungarian: sivatagi veréb
Icelandic: Auðnaspör, Auðnaspör (simplex/saharae)
Italian: Passera del deserto, Passera del deserto africana, Passero del deserto
Japanese (romaji): sabakusuzume (simplex/saharae), suzume
Japanese: サバクスズメ, サバクスズメ (simplex/saharae), スズメ
Mongolian, Halh: цөлийн боршувуу
Kazakh: Африка шөл торғайы
Kirghiz: Африка чөл таранчысы
Scientific: Fringilla simplex, Passer simplex, Passer simplex simplex, Passer simplex simplex/saharae
Lithuanian: Dykuminis žvirblis, Dykuminis žvirblis (simplex/saharae)
Latvian: tuksneša zvirbulis
Macedonian: Пустинско врапче
Mongolian: цөлийн боршувуу
Maltese: Għammiel tad-deżert
Dutch: Woestijnmus, Woestijnmus (simplex/saharae)
Norwegian: Ørkenspurv, ørkenspurv (simplex/saharae)
Polish: Wróbel pustynny
Portuguese: Pardal-do-deserto
Portuguese (Portugal): Pardal-do-deserto, Pardal-do-deserto (simplex/saharae)
Rhaeto-Romance: Pasler dal desert
Romanian: Vrabie de deşert
Russian: Воробей пустынный, Пустынный воробей, Сахарский воробей
Northern Sami: Sáttoábecihci, Sáttoábicihci
Slovak: vrabec stepný
Slovenian: puščavski vrabec
Serbian: Afrički pustinjski vrabac, Pustinjski vrabac, Pustinjski vrabac (simplex/saharae)
Swedish: Ökensparv
Swahili: Shomoro-jangwa
Turkish: Çöl Serçesi
Tatar: чүл чыпчыгы
Ukrainian: Горобець пустельний
Uzbek: Африка чўл чумчуғи
Kalmyk: көдән богшурһа, цөлин богшурһа
Chinese: 荒漠麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 漠麻雀

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