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
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
Species: 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Passer diffusus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  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. The Atlas of Southern African Birds (PDF). 1. BirdLife South Africa. 

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