Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)

Pegu Sparrow (Passer flaveolus) - HBW 14, p. 796

French: Moineau flavéole German: Gelbbauchsperling Spanish: Gorrión Liso
Other common names: Plain-backed/Olive-crowned Sparrow, Pegu House Sparrow

Taxonomy: Passer flaveolus Blyth, 1845, Arakan, Myanmar.
Probably evolved from an isolated population of sparrows that was trapped in an unglaciated refugium in Mekong Delta (S Vietnam) during last glaciation of Pleistocene (25,000-15,000 years ago). Monotypic.

Distribution: Myanmar (except N & SW), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, C & S Vietnam and N Peninsular Malaysia.

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