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Grey-headed Sparrow

Passer griseus (Vieillot, LJP 1817)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Lars Lachmann 2018-01-29 Oke-Eri/Ogbogbo, Ijebu ode, Ogun State, Ogun (Nigeria) (120 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

401812
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Peter Boesman 2022-03-18 Mole National Park, West Gonja (Ghana) song - [sono] 719361
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Martin St-Michel 2011-11-02 Ruaha National Park, Iringa, Iringa (pre-2012) (Tanzania) (1000 m) call -

Habitat: dry savannah.

134492
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus isaac kilusu 2021-02-15 Tarakea, Rombo, Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) (1600 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

622855
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus James Bradley 2017-03-24 Nykaweri Forest, Narok County, Narok (Kenya) (1800 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

364583
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Peter Boesman 2022-03-16 Mole National Park, West Gonja (Ghana) song - [sono] 719359
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Robert Davis 2017-11-09 Kolwezi, Kolwezi, Katanga, Katanga (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (1500 m) call -

Two birds perched on a power line. Rural/residential area, with scrub and garden vegetation. Sex unknown. Recording modified to cur some background noise and amplified. No other changes.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

392155
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Oscar Campbell 2019-02-15 Karanga River Drive, Moshi Urban, Kilimanjaro Region, Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) (950 m) call -

Calling from exposed perch on roadside bush.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

459163
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus isaac kilusu 2022-01-16 Mandegee farm, oloitoktok, Kajiado (Kenya) (1500 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

on a fence post

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

697683
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus isaac kilusu 2021-02-05 olasiti arusha, Arusha (Tanzania) (1300 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

620184
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Lars Lachmann 2018-01-23 Bouna, Savanes, Savanes (Côte d'Ivoire) (200 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

402299
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Peter Boesman 2018-06-17 Kuloro, Kombo East, West Coast Region, Western (Gambia) (10 m) song -

Including the higher-pitched notes.

425210
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus ugandae Rolf A. de By 2015-09-10 Lake Mburo National Park, Kiruhura (former division) (Uganda) (1255 m) call -

Birds fighting with my car side mirror; sitting in front of it constantly

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

281991
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus András Schmidt 2001-01-15 Elmina, Komenda, Central, Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (Ghana) (10 m) song -

No modification, no exact coordinates (in Elmina town). Courtship song.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

711393
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Peter Boesman 2022-03-18 Mole National Park, West Gonja (Ghana) song - [sono] 719360
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus griseus Bram Piot 2016-09-12 Langue de Barbarie NP, Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis (Senegal) (0 m) song -

Single bird (presumed male) singing

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

334468
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus ugandae Andrew Spencer 2014-12-15 Gambela, Dembidolo Road, Gambela Peoples (Ethiopia) (550 m) call -

calls from one of a small flock of this species moving at mid-level through a clump of tall trees in dry forest.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

269120
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus ugandae Marc de Bont ?-?-? ?, Tanzania (Tanzania) (? m) song (A) - songs of several individuals in very open rural garden 33843
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus ugandae Erik Eggenkamp 22-06-2010 Hoima Kontiki Hotel, Hoima, Bunyoro District, Hoima (former division) (Uganda) (1124 m) song (A) - morning song, location approximate 62800
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus ugandae Rolf A. de By 2015-09-12 potato farmlands NW of Lk Mburo NP, Mbarara, Kashari and Rwampara (Uganda) (1320 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

282054
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus griseus Bram Piot 2014-12-17 Mont Fébé, Yaounde, Centre (Cameroon) (850 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

206824
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus paulo kivuyo 2021-01-09 kikatiti, Meru, Arusha Region, Arusha (Tanzania) (1100 m) adult, dawn song, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

615753
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus griseus Bram Piot 2014-08-30 Yaoundé, Centre (Cameroon) (750 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

193671
xeno-canto.org
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow - Passer griseus Bob Planque 2013-10-30 Kitwe, Copperbelt, Copperbelt (Zambia) (1200 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

153538
xeno-canto.org
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