Chestnut Sparrow

Like the other members of the sparrow family, the Chestnut Sparrow is a small, chunky songbird with a thick bill suited for its diet of seeds. At 10.5–11.5 cm in length,

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The Chestnut Sparrow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Chestnut Sparrow (Passer eminibey) is a species of passerine bird in the sparrow family Passeridae. It is the smallest member of the genus Passer, at about 11 cm (4.3 in) long. The breeding male has deep chestnut plumage and the female and juvenile are duller in appearance. Like its closest relatives, the Arabian Golden Sparrow and the Sudan Golden Sparrow, it is gregarious, and is found in arid areas. More

* Chestnut Sparrow A bird perched in a bare tree Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya Robert Wynands 22 December 2002 23 weeks ago 3 Sounds 0 recordings * No sound recordings available yet * Send or share this page * Email this pageEmail this page About us | Contact us | FAQ Advertising more » More

from the Chestnut Sparrow (Passer eminibey), at 11.4 cm (4.5 inches) and 13.4 g, to the Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis), at 18 cm (7 inches) and 42 g (1.5 oz). Sparrows are physically similar to other seed-eating birds, such as finches, but have a vestigial dorsal outer primary feather and an extra bone in the tongue. The Old World true sparrows are indigenous to Europe, Africa and Asia. More

Chestnut Sparrow The Chestnut Sparrow (Passer eminibey) is a sparrow that likes dry savanna and is found in central Africa.The binomial commemorates the explorer Emin Pasha. See more at More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Chestnut Sparrow is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

ranges in size from the Chestnut Sparrow (Passer eminibey), at 11.4 cm (4.5 inches) and 13.4 g., to the Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis), at 18 cm (7 inches) and 42 g. (1.5 oz). The Old World true sparrows are found indigenously in Europe, Africa and Asia. In Australia and the Americas, early settlers imported some species which quickly naturalised, particularly in urban and degraded areas. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Passeridae
Genus : Passer
Species : eminibey
Authority : (Hartlaub, 1880)