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Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)

Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) - HBW 14, p. 805

French: Moineau doré German: Braunrücken-Goldsperling 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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