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Cape Sparrow
Passer melanurus (Statius Muller, 1776)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
  Passer

Scientific:
  Passer melanurus

Citation:
  (Statius Muller, 1776)

Reference:
  Natursyst.Suppl. p.153

Protonym:
  Loxia melanura

Avibase ID:
  DEE88DF6316BE0F4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DEE88DF6

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561884

Geographic range:

  • Passer melanurus melanurus (melanurus): southwestern South Africa (southern Northern Cape and Western Cape east to Free State)
  • Passer melanurus melanurus (vicinus): eastern South Africa (southern Limpopo to eastern Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape) and Lesotho
  • Passer melanurus damarensis: southwestern Angola to Namibia, east to Zimbabwe and northern South Africa (Northern Cape, North West, and northern Limpopo)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Cape Sparrow
Czech:
  vrabec kapský
German:
  Kapsperling
Danish:
  Kapspurv
Spanish:
  Gorrión de El Cabo
Finnish:
  sirkkuvarpunen
French:
  Moineau mélanure
Italian:
  Passera del Capo
Japanese:
  hoogurosuzume
Japanese:
  ホオグロスズメ
Dutch:
  Kaapse Mus
Norwegian:
  Boerspurv
Polish:
  wróbel czarnoglowy
Portuguese:
  Pardal do cabo
Russian:
  Капский воробей
Slovak:
  vrabec čiernohlavý
Swedish:
  boersparv
Chinese:
  南非麻雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Gewone Mossie
Catalan: pardal del Cap
Czech: Vrabec kapský
Danish: Kapspurv
German: Kapsperling
English: Cape Sparrow, Damara Mossie, Mossie, Mossie Sparrow
Spanish: Gorrión de El Cabo, Gorrión Mossie
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión del Cabo
Estonian: mustpea-varblane
Finnish: Sirkkuvarpunen
French: Moineau du Cap, Moineau mélanure
Hungarian: fokföldi veréb
Italian: Passera del Capo, Passero del Capo
Japanese: hoogurosuzume
Japanese: ホオグロスズメ
Latin: Loxia melanura, Passer melanurus, Passer melanurus melanurus
Lithuanian: Kapinis žvirblis
Dutch: Kaapse Mus
Norwegian: Boerspurv
Polish: Wróbel blady, wróbel czarnoglowy, wróbel czarnogłowy
Portuguese: Pardal do cabo, Pardal-do-cabo
Russian: Капский воробей, Южноафриканский воробей
Slovak: vrabec čiernohlavý
Sotho, Southern: Serobele
Swedish: Boersparv
Swahili: Shomoro Uso-mweusi
Tswana: Tswere
Xhosa: Ingqabe
Chinese: 南非麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 南非麻雀
Zulu: uNdlunkulu

 

         

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