Great Sparrow

Passer motitensis - Grand Moineau

Grand Moineau
♂ adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Passéridés

  • Genus
    :

    Passer

  • Species
    :

    motitensis

Descriptor

Smith, A, 1836

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 26 à 36 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Sparrow (Passer motitensis) is a species of bird in the Passeridae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Passer motitensis benguellensis (sw Angola and extreme nw Namibia)
  • Passer motitensis motitensis (Namibia, w and c Botswana and nw South Africa)
  • Passer motitensis subsolanus (e Botswana, sw Zimbabwe, n, c and ne South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Grand Moineau,
  • Gorrión grande,
  • Pardal-grande,
  • Rostsperling,
  • Roestmus,
  • Passera rossiccia maggiore,
  • Akaciasparv,
  • Akasiespurv,
  • vrabec hrdzavý,
  • vrabec světlelící,
  • Rustspurv,
  • afrikanvarpunen,
  • Grootmossie,
  • pardal gros,
  • wróbel rdzawy,
  • Большой воробей,
  • オオスズメ,
  • 棕麻雀,
  • 紅麻雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry

Geographic range

Illustration

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