French: Moineau du Kordofan German: Kordofansperling Spanish: Gorrión del Kordofán
Other common names: Kordofan Rufous Sparrow
Melspez, Kordofan, Sudan.
E Chad (E from Oum-Hadjer) and SW Sudan (Darfur and Kordofan).
13–15 cm. Small sparrow with heavy, slightly arched bill. Male has blue-grey crown and nape, black lores, crescent-shaped chestnut band behind eye and down to side of... read more
Not studied; said not to be distinguishable from that of other sparrows, e.g. P. motitensis... read more
Arid country, usually near villages and surrounding cultivated land.
Food and feeding
Few data. Mainly grain and seeds.
Season Jun–Sept in Chad and Sept–Nov in Sudan. Nest an untidy spherical bundle of dry grass, domed and with long entrance... read more
No information. Presumed mainly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common within small range.
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