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Sparrow - Rufous Sparrow

Passer rufocinctus

Description:

Two races : In the highlands br. male has a pale eye, small black bib; curved rufous streak around the ear-coverts and a rufous rump. In Tanzania, paler overall with a black line below the rusty supercillium and around the ear-coverts; dark eyes. both races are duller and paler with grey throats. Photo taken at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Habitat:

Highlands of Kenya & Tanzania, inhabiting bushed grasslands, villages and towns. Altitude ranging from 1000-3000m

Notes:

Information from : Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Mara, Tanzania

Spotted on Jan 6, 2018
Submitted on Aug 7, 2019

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