Parrot-billed Sparrow

It is often considered a type of Grey-headed Sparrow.

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

The Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis) is found in the arid lowlands of east central Africa. At 18 cm and 42 grams, it is largest of the Passeridae. It is often considered a type of Grey-headed Sparrow. References - 1. ^ BirdLife International (2004). Passer gongonensis. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. More

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. In Australia and the Americas, early settlers imported some species which quickly naturalised, particularly in urban and degraded areas. More

Parrot-billed Sparrow - Passer gongonensis Moineau perroquet = Moineau perroquet Les moineaux : Description, répartition, habitat, moeurs, observation Gallery : © Luis Casiano Order : Passériformes Family : Passeridae Species : Parrot-billed Sparrow Reference: luca11047 Exif data Model : Nikon COOLSCAN V ED Flash : no Copy forbidden without prior authorization. More

Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis = Described by: Oustalet (1890) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya - Nov 2, 2007 More

* Parrot-billed Sparrow, Passer gongonensis * Swahili Sparrow, Passer suahelicus * Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, Passer diffusus * Desert Sparrow, Passer simplex * Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus * Sudan Golden Sparrow, Passer luteus * Arabian Golden Sparrow, Passer euchlorus More

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Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis IUCN Red List history Year Category 2009 Least Concern 2008 Least Concern 2004 Least Concern 2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern 1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern 1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern Range Estimate More

Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Passeridae
Genus : Passer
Species : gongonensis
Authority : (Oustalet, 1890)