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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Sparrows

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Passeridae

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The sparrow family is native to Europe, Asia and Africa. However, one species managed to conquer the entire globe. The small birds are only 10 cm to 18 cm long. The conical beak indicates that they are grain eaters.

Plocepasser

     mahali - White-browed Sparrow-Weaver (6)
     superciliosus - Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver (2)
     donaldsoni - Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver (2)
     rufoscapulatus - Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Weaver (2)

Histurgops

     ruficauda - Rufous-tailed Weaver (2)

Pseudonigrita

     arnaudi - Grey-capped Social Weaver (2)
     cabanisi - Black-capped Social Weaver (2)

Philetairus

     socius - Sociable Weaver (6)

Passer

     ammodendri - Saxaul Sparrow (2)
     domesticus - House Sparrow (17)
     hispaniolensis - Spanish Sparrow (10)
     pyrrhonotus - Jungle Sparrow (4)
     castanopterus - Somali Sparrow (1)
     rutilans - Russet Sparrow (2)
     flaveolus - Plain-backed Sparrow (1)
     moabiticus - Dead Sea Sparrow (5)
     iagoensis - Iago Sparrow (2)
     motitensis - Great Sparrow (11)
     melanurus - Cape Sparrow (13)
     griseus - Northern Grey-headed Sparrow (6)
     diffusus - Southern Grey-headed Sparrow (6)
     simplex - Desert Sparrow (4)
     montanus - Eurasian Tree Sparrow (9)
     luteus - Sudan Golden Sparrow (1)
     euchlorus - Arabian Golden Sparrow (2)
     eminibey - Chestnut Sparrow (1)

Carpospiza

     brachydactyla - Pale Rockfinch (3)

Petronia

     petronia - Rock Sparrow (3)

Gymnoris

     superciliaris - Yellow-throated Petronia (2)
     dentata - Bush Petronia (2)
     pyrgita - Yellow-spotted Petronia (1)
     xanthocollis - Yellow-throated Sparrow (2)

Montifringilla

     nivalis - White-winged Snowfinch (6)
     henrici - Henri's Snowfinch (1)
     adamsi - Tibetan Snowfinch (2)

Onychostruthus

     taczanowskii - White-rumped Snowfinch (1)

Pyrgilauda

     davidiana - Pere David's Snowfinch (1)
     ruficollis - Rufous-necked Snowfinch (2)
     blanfordi - Blanford's Snowfinch (3)
     theresae - Afghan Snowfinch (2)

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