Taxon profile


Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Passer diffusus (A. Smith, 1836)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Passeriformes - perching birds »  family Passeridae - old world sparrows and snowfinches »  genus Passer

Other names

= Cape Sparrow
= Southern Gray-headed Sparrow

Least Concern LC


Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Passer diffusus diffusus (A. Smith, 1836)
subspecies Passer diffusus luangwae Benson, 1956
subspecies Passer diffusus mosambicus van Someren, 1921
subspecies Passer diffusus stygiceps Clancey, 1954

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [22718255]

Bird Life [] [as Passer diffusus (Smith, 1836)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Passer diffusus (Smith, A, 1836)]
Data retrieved on: 4 December 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Passer diffusus A. Smith, 1836]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Passer diffusus (Smith, 1836)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Passer diffusus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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