Southern grey-headed sparrow

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Southern grey-headed sparrow
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer diffusus).jpg
Non-breeding adult, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
P. diffusus
Binomial name
Passer diffusus
(Smith, 1836)

The southern grey-headed sparrow (Passer diffusus) is a passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the grey-headed sparrow. It is found in savanna and woodland in Angola and Zambia southwards into South Africa, where it is expanding its range[2] and is kept as a caged bird, like its relative the white-rumped seedeater.[citation needed]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Passer diffusus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22718255A94573785. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22718255A94573785.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Craig, A. J. F. K. (1997). "Southern Greyheaded Sparrow". In Harrison, J. A.; Allan, D. G.; Underhill, L. G.; Herremans, M.; Tree, A. J.; Parker, V.; Brown, C. J. (eds.). The Atlas of Southern African Birds (PDF). Vol. 1. BirdLife South Africa.

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