Chestnut Sparrow (Passer eminibey) - HBW 14, p. 806
French: Moineau d'Emin
Spanish: Gorrión Castaño
Other common names: Emin Bey's Sparrow
Taxonomy: Sorella eminibey Hartlaub, 1880, Lado, northern Uganda.
Formerly placed in a monotypic genus, Sorella. Has been placed in the superspecies formed by P. luteus and P. euchlorus, but this arrangement considered doubtfully valid. Monotypic.
Distribution: W, SE & S Sudan, S Ethiopia, N & NE Uganda and much of Kenya S to NE, C & E Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
ventral view of a bird in a tree Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 6 April 2013 3 years ago 17 sec 4.5
A bird in non breeding plumage drinking from accumulated rain water Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 8 December 2007 8 years ago 47 sec 3.7
A male in non-breeding plumage. Locality Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 December 2005 10 years ago 21 sec 3.4
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Locality Arusha National Park, Arusha Region, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 27 May 2009 1 year ago 4.5
male in breeding plumage perched
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 6 November 2008 2 years ago 4.4
Non-breeding male perched in a tree
Locality Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos, Kenya
James Kashangaki 7 September 2014 1 year ago 4.2
Adult male perched
Locality Shaba National Reserve, Kenya
Markus Lilje 11 December 2012 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
A perched bird
Locality Soda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Paul van Giersbergen 6 December 2012 32 weeks ago 4
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 1 March 2006 1 year ago 3.8
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