Kordofan sparrow

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Kordofan sparrow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
Species: P. cordofanicus
Binomial name
Passer cordofanicus
Heuglin, 1871

The Kordofan sparrow, also known as the Kordofan rufous sparrow, (Passer cordofanicus) is a sparrow found only in northwestern Sudan and eastern Chad.[2] It is frequently considered a subspecies of the Kenya sparrow, which in turn is considered a subspecies of the great sparrow.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Passer cordofanicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2010). "Species factsheet: Passer cordofanicus". Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Kirwan, Guy M. (2008). "Studies of Socotran Birds III. Morphological and mensural evidence for a 'new' species in the Rufous Sparrow Passer motitensis complex endemic to the island of Abd 'Al Kuri, with the validation of Passer insularis Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 128 (2): 83–93. 
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