French: Moineau d’Emin German: Maronensperling Spanish: Gorrión castaño
Sorella Emini Bey
Lado, southern South Sudan.
Formerly placed in a monotypic genus, Sorella. Monotypic.
10·5–11·5 cm; 12–17 g. Male is dark chestnut, becoming darker and browner on face; blackish-brown wing and tail with chestnut edges, small pale... read more
Song thin, high-pitched "tchiweeza tchiweeza tchi-tchi-tchi-tchi see-see-see-see-seerichi... read more
Dry acacia (Acacia) savanna near swamps or habitations, up to 2200 m.
Food and feeding
Mostly granivorous, taking seeds of grasses and weeds; also household scraps. Nestlings fed with insects, including small beetles (... read more
Breeding coincides with rains and can take place at any time of year, apparently stimulated by breeding activity of weavers (Ploceidae).... read more
Nomadic, wandering extensively in large flocks outside breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Local, but common.
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