French: Moineau roux German: Keniasperling Spanish: Gorrión keniata
Other common names: Kenya Rufous Sparrow
G. A. Fischer and Reichenow, 1884,
Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Rift Valley highlands from C Kenya S to N Tanzania.
13–14 cm; 25–32 g. Male has crown to upper mantle, ear-coverts and cheek blue-grey, lores black, chin and throat black, broad chestnut crescentic band extending... read more
Call a loud "chreep", "chuweep" or upward-inflected "cher-weep",... read more
Dry acacia (Acacia) savanna, open wooded country, cultivated land, villages and towns; at... read more
Food and feeding
Grain, small seeds, domestic scraps; insects fed to unfledged young. Feeds more on ground than does P. motitensis. Forages in... read more
Breeds in all months, mainly Apr–Jun and Nov–Dec (coinciding with, respectively, long rains and short rains); possibly two... read more
Resident; some dispersal to lower elevations in non-breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout much of its range.
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