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Grey-headed Sparrow

Passer griseus (Vieillot, 1817)

The Northern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer griseus), also known as the Grey-headed Sparrow or Common Grey-headed Sparrow, is a bird species which is resident in much of tropical Africa. It occurs in a wide range of open habitats, including open woodlands and human habitation, often occupying the same niche as the House Sparrow does in Eurasia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
  Passer

Scientific:
  Passer griseus

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1817)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 12 p.198

Protonym:
  Fringilla grisea

Avibase ID:
  E10D08098750A22D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E10D0809

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561879

Geographic range:

  • Passer griseus griseus: southern Mauritania and Senegal to Cameroon, western Central African Republic, southern Chad, south to northern Gabon
  • Passer griseus laeneni: Mali to extreme n Cameroon and w-central Sudan
  • Passer griseus ugandae: eastern Sudan, Eritrea, and northwestern Ethiopia south to southern Gabon, Angola, northern Namibia, northern Zimbabwe, Malawi, and central Tanzania
English:
Grey-headed Sparrow
Czech:
vrabec šedohlavý
German:
Graukopfsperling
Danish:
Gråhovedet Spurv
Spanish:
Gorrión Gris
Finnish:
tuhkavarpunen
French:
Moineau gris
Italian:
Passera testagrigia settentrionale
Japanese:
haigashirasuzume
Japanese:
ハイガシラスズメ
Dutch:
Grijskopmus
Norwegian:
Landsbyspurv
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Landsbysporv
Polish:
wróbel siwoglowy
Portuguese:
Pardal de cabeca cinzenta
Russian:
Сероголовый воробей
Slovak:
vrabec sivohlavý
Swedish:
bysparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець сіроголовий
Chinese:
灰头麻雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Passer [griseus, swainsonii, gongonensis or suahelicus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Witkeelmossie, Witkeelmossie (Noordelike Gryskopmossie)
Catalan: pardal gris
Czech: Vrabec šedohlavý
Danish: Gråhovedet Spurv
German: Graukopfsperling
English: Common Grey-headed Sparrow, Gray headed Sparrow, Gray sparrow, Gray-headed Sparrow, Grey headed Sparrow, Grey sparrow, Grey-headed Sparrow, Northern Gray-headed Sparrow, Northern Grey-headed Sparrow, Somali Gray-headed Sparrow, Somali Grey-headed Sparrow, Sudan Gray-headed Sparrow, Sudan Grey-headed Sparrow, Uganda Gray-headed Sparrow, Uganda Grey-headed Sparrow
English (IOC): Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
English (Kenya): Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
Spanish: Gorrión de Cabeza Gris, Gorrión Gris
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión gris
Spanish (HBW): Northern Gray-headed Sparrow
Estonian: hallvarblane
Finnish: Tuhkavarpunen
French: Moineau à tête grise, Moineau gris
Hungarian: szürkefejű veréb
Italian: Passera testagrigia settentrionale, Passero testagrigia
Japanese: haigashirasuzume
Japanese: ハイガシラスズメ
Scientific: Fringilla grisea, Passer griseus, Passer griseus griseus
Lithuanian: Pilkagalvis žvirblis
Dutch: Grijskopmus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Landsbysporv
Norwegian: Afrikansk gråhodespurv, Landsbyspurv
Polish: wróbel siwoglowy, wróbel siwogłowy
Portuguese: Pardal de cabeca cinzenta, pardal-de-cabeça-cinzenta
Russian: Сероголовый воробей
Slovak: vrabec sivohlavý
Serbian: Sivoglavi vrabac
Swedish: Bysparv
Swahili: Jurawa, Shomoro Jurawa, Shorewanda
Ukrainian: Горобець сіроголовий
Chinese: 灰头麻雀
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭麻雀

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