SOUTHERN GREY-HEADED SPARROW
NORTHERN GREY-HEADED SPARROW

  The Northern Grey-headed Sparrow consists of the three sub-species
 found in Sub-Saharan Africa, south to Kenya.
 The Southern Grey-headed Sparrow consists
 of the sub-species found from Tanzania to South Africa.

(Previously Grey-headed Sparrow (6) (H))

(Southern G-H Sparrow Passer diffusus
 Northern G-Headed Sparrow Passer griseus)

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S G-H Sparrow

N G-H Sparrow

Roberts VI / VII 804 / 905 804 / 904
Clements 2000 191.0170 191.0130
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
163-34 (6)
 (4-7)
163-34 (1)
 (1-3)

 

 
A medium bird (15-16 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. (see above for split in distribution).  The Southern G-H Sparrow is a fairly common resident throughout the region, except for the western areas. The Northern G-H Sparrow is common in its range, with reports in the extreme north of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.  It inhabits acacia savanna, and is usually solitary. It eats seeds and insects.

 

List of Stamps showing
Southern / Northern Grey-headed Sparrow

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