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Rock Sparrow

Petronia petronia (Linnaeus, 1766)

The rock sparrow or rock petronia is a small passerine bird in the sparrow family Passeridae. It is the only member of the genus Petronia. It breeds on barren rocky hills from the Iberian peninsula and western north Africa across southern Europe and through the Palearctic Siberia and north and central China. It is largely resident in the west of its range, but Asian birds migrate to more southerly areas, or move down the mountains. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Passeridae
Genus:
   Petronia
Scientific:
  Petronia petronia


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.322

Protonym:
  Fringilla Petronia

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42946518


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F8748F12A35515B1

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F8748F12

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F8748F12


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561948

Geographic range:

  • Petronia petronia petronia: Canary Is., Madeira and Europe to Bulgaria and w Asia Minor
  • Petronia petronia barbara: N Africa (Morocco to Algeria, Tunisia and w Libya)
  • Petronia petronia exigua: Central Turkey to n Caucasus, n Iraq and n Iran
  • Petronia petronia puteicola: S Turkey to s Syria, n Israel and Jordan
  • Petronia petronia intermedia: Transcaspia to e Iran, n Afghanistan, Pamirs and w Kunlun Shan Mts.
  • Petronia petronia kirhizica: Lower Volga River Valley to Turgay depression and Aral Sea
  • Petronia petronia brevirostris: E Siberia to Mongolia, nw Manchuria and sw China (n Sichuan)
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English:
Rock Sparrow
Catalan:
pardal roquer
Czech:
vrabec skalní
Danish:
Stenspurv
German:
Steinsperling
Spanish:
Gorrión Chillón
Spanish (Spain):
Gorrión Chillón
Finnish:
kalliovarpunen
French:
Moineau soulcie
Croatian:
Vrabac kamenjar
Hungarian:
köviveréb
Icelandic:
Steinspör
Italian:
Passera lagia
Japanese (romaji):
iwasuzume
Japanese:
イワスズメ
Lithuanian:
Paprastasis uolažvirblis
Dutch:
Rotsmus
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Steinsporv
Norwegian:
Steinspurv
Polish:
wróbel skalny
Portuguese:
Pardal-francês
Portuguese (Brazil):
Pardal
Russian:
Каменный воробей
Slovak:
skalník žltohrdlý
Serbian:
Vrabac kamenjarac
Swedish:
stensparv
Ukrainian:
Горобець скельний
Chinese:
石雀
Chinese (Traditional):
石雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Moineau soulcie ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Moineau soulcie ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Rock Petronia ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Streaked Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Streaked Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Eurasian Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Eurasian Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Common Rock-sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Common Rock-sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Petronia petronia [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Petronia petronia [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Petronia petronia [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Rock Sparrow ( Petronia petronia) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Petronia petronia [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Petronia petronia [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Klipmossie
Arabic: دوري الصخر
Asturian: Glayador, Gurrión Berizu, Pardal rupestre
Azerbaijani: adi qayasərçəsi, daş sərçəsi, Qaya sərçəsi, qayalıq sərçəsi, Sərçə
Belarusian: Каменны верабей
Bulgarian: Обикновено скално врабче, Скално врабче
Breton: Golvan-karreg
Catalan: Gorrió roquer, Pardal roquer, Teuladí
Catalan (Balears): Gorrió roquer
Valencian: Teuladí
Montenegrin: vrabac kamenjar, врабац камењар
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): врабац камењар
Czech: Vrabec skalní
Chuvash: чул çерçийĕ
Welsh: Golfan y graig
Danish: Stenspurv
German: Steinsperling
Greek: (Κοινός) Πετροσπουργίτης, Πετρoσπoυργίτης, Πετροσπουργίτης, Πετρόστρουθος
Greek (Cypriot): Πετρόστρουθος
English: Common Rock-sparrow, Eurasian Rock Sparrow, Eurasian Rock-Sparrow, European Rock-Sparrow, Rock Petronia, Rock Sparrow, Streaked Rock Sparrow, Streaked Rock-Sparrow
English (United Kingdom): Rock Sparrow
English, HBW: Rock Sparrow
English (IOC): Rock Sparrow
English (United States): Rock Sparrow
Esperanto: Roka petronio, Rokpasero
Spanish: Gorrion Chillon, Gorrión Chillón, Gorrión Chillón Rayado
Spanish (Spain): Gorrión Chillón
Spanish (HBW): Gorrión chillón
Estonian: kaljuvarblane
Basque: Arkaitz txolarrea, Harkaitz-txolarre, Harkaitz-txolarrea, Pardal roquer
Persian: گنجشک کوهی
Finnish: Kalliovarpunen
Faroese: Steinspurvur
French: Moineau soulcie
Friulian: passare meiarole
Frisian: Rotsmosk
Irish: Gealbhan creige
Galician: Pardal, Pardal común, Pardal das rochas, Pardal roquer
Manx: Sparroo creggey
Hebrew: בארית הרים
Croatian: Vrabac kamenjar
Hungarian: Kövi veréb, köviveréb
Armenian: [chnchghuk], [cit], [Zhayrayin Chnchxuk ], Ժայռային Ճնճղուկ, ծիտ, ճնճղուկ
Icelandic: Steinspör
Italian: Passera lagia, Passera lagia striata
Japanese (romaji): iwa suzume, iwasuzume, Iwa-suzume
Japanese: イワスズメ
Japanese (Kanji): 岩雀
Georgian: ბეღურა, კლდის ბეღურა, ქვის
Kabardian: къуршбзу, къуршбзуушь
Mongolian, Halh: хадны бор шувуу, хадны боршуу, хадны бялзуухай
Khakas: Тас пораатай
Kazakh: Тас торғайы, Торғай, Шымшық
Kazakh (Transliteration): tas torğayı
Karachay-Balkar: таш чорбат чыпчыкъ, Чорбат чыпчыкъ
Karelian: Čivdžöi
Cornish: Golvan chi
Kirghiz: сары тамак таранчы, сары төш таранчы, таш таранчы
Scientific: Fringilla Petronia, Petronia petronia, Petronia petronia petronia
Limburgish: Dakekrabber, Hoesmösj, Jiemel, Jiets, Kaorezeiker, Klöt, Korefeep, Meusj
Lithuanian: Akmenžvirblis, Paprastasis uolažvirblis
Latvian: akmeņzvirbulis, Lāsumainais akmeņzvirbulis
Macedonian: Високопланинско (Карпесто) врапче, врапче камењарче
Mongolian: хадан болжмор, хадны болжмор, Хадны бор шувуу, Хадны боршуу, хадны бялзуухай
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠠᠳᠠᠨ ᠦ ᠪᠣᠯᠵᠣᠮᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хадны болжмор
Mongolian (Transliteration): khadni boljmor, khadni bor shuvuu, khadni borshuu
Malay: Burung Pipit
Maltese: Ghammiel tal-Blat, Għammiel tal-Blat
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): хадан болжмор, хадны болжмор
Dutch: Rotsmus
Norwegian Nynorsk: Steinsporv
Norwegian: Steinspurv
Polish: wróbel skalny
Pinyin: shí-què
Portuguese: Pardal, pardal francês, Pardal-franc, Pardal-francês
Portuguese (Brazil): Pardal
Portuguese (Madeira): Pardal-da-terra
Portuguese (Portugal): Pardal-francês
Romansh: Pasler da grip
Rhaeto-Romance: Pasler da grip
Romanian: Vrabie de stâncă
Russian: Kamenny Vorobey, Воробей каменный, Каменный воробей
Northern Sami: Báktecihci
Slovak: skalník žltohrdlý, Vrabec skalný
Slovenian: skalni vrabec
Albanian: Harabeli i gurëve
Serbian: vrabac kamenjar, Vrabac kamenjarac, Врабац каменјар, Врабац камењар
Swedish: Stensparv
Swahili: Kidosho
Tamil: [Ur kuruvi, Adaikalang kuruvi]
Turkmen: daş serçesi, Öÿ serçe, Öÿ serçi
Turkish: Kaya serçesi, Тас торғайы
Tatar: Torğay
Tuvinian: Даш бора-хөкпежи
Ukrainian: Горобець скельний, Скельний горобець
Uzbek: тош чумчуғи, тош чумчуқ
Kalmyk: хадын богшурһа
Chinese: [shi-que], 石雀
Chinese (Traditional): 石雀

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