Swahili sparrow

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Swahili sparrow
Passer suahelicus2.jpg
Adult at a bird feeder at Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
Species: P. suahelicus
Binomial name
Passer suahelicus
Reichenow, 1904

The Swahili sparrow (Passer suahelicus) is a passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It lives in the savanna of southern Kenya and Tanzania.[1] Until recently, it was usually treated as a subspecies of the northern grey-headed sparrow (Passer griseus), which it hybridizes with in southern Tanzania and possibly elsewhere.


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