Cape Sparrow

Passer melanurus - Moineau mélanure

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Passéridés

  • Genus
    :

    Passer

  • Species
    :

    melanurus

Descriptor

Statius Müller, PL, 1776

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 17 à 38 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus) is a species of bird in the Passeridae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Passer melanurus damarensis (sw Angola and Namibia to w Zimbabwe and n South Africa)
  • Passer melanurus melanurus (sw, s and e South Africa)
  • Passer melanurus vicinus (e South Africa. highlands. , Lesotho)

Foreign names

  • Moineau mélanure,
  • Gorrión de El Cabo,
  • Pardal do Cabo,
  • Kapsperling,
  • fokföldi veréb,
  • Kaapse Mus,
  • Passera del Capo,
  • Boersparv,
  • Boerspurv,
  • vrabec čiernohlavý,
  • vrabec kapský,
  • Kapspurv,
  • sirkkuvarpunen,
  • Gewone Mossie,
  • pardal del Cap,
  • wróbel czarnogłowy,
  • Южноафриканский воробей,
  • ホオグロスズメ,
  • 南非麻雀,
  • 南非麻雀,

Voice song and cries

Moineau mélanure
♂ adult

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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