Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) - HBW 14, p. 805
French: Moineau doré
Spanish: Gorrión Dorado
Other common names: Golden Sparrow
Taxonomy: Fringilla luteus M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823, Dongola, northern Sudan.
This species and P. euchlorus formerly placed in a separate genus, Auripasser. The two form a superspecies and in the past were often treated as conspecific; some authorities include P. eminibey in this superspecies, but this appears not to be justified. Monotypic.
Distribution: Narrow zone in Sahel zone from Mauritania and N Senegal E to Red Sea coast of Sudan.
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Rarely seen in the region
Locality Northern Sudan State, Sudan
Abubakr Mohammad 13 March 2014 22 weeks ago 3.7
Mohamed Ismael 1 year ago 3
Can be easily spotted in Acacia forests by the Niles
Locality Khartoum State, Sudan
Abubakr Mohammad 7 June 2008 1 year ago 2.9
An adult male perched on a branch.
Locality Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Alberto Soria 6 March 2010 4 years ago 2.7
Captive bird, private collection. Mallorca, 2006.
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 11 March 2006 3 years ago 2.6
A male in non-breeding plumage at a feeder with one male Amethyst Starling and two Mousebirds.
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 6 October 2009 4 years ago 2.5
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