Kenya Rufous Sparrow

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Names, conservation status and distribution
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy
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Masai Mara National Reserve
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Champagne Rideg, Kajiado
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

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Champagne Rideg, Kajiado
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Champagne Rideg, Kajiado
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Champagne Rideg, Kajiado

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Nairobi National Park
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Nairobi National Park
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Masai Mara National Reserve

The Kenya sparrow (Passer rufocinctus), also known as the Kenya rufous sparrow, is a sparrow found in Kenya and Tanzania. It tends to be found in dry wooded savannah and agricultural areas. Some authorities have lumped the great sparrow (P. motitensis), the Kenya sparrow, and the Socotra sparrow (P. insularis) into P. motitensis following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993). Some authorities also lump Shelley's sparrow and the Kordofan sparrow with this species, or all three with the great sparrow.

This is a common seed eater in Kenya highland farms, orchards, savanna and urban settings. They often forage on the soil for seeds as well as scraps of food dropped by people. Insects form a major part of the diet, particularly during nesting. Although there are many kinds of small brownish birds this one can be reasonably recognized by the rufous and gray head, the black throat patch, and the pale eyes. The female lacks extensive rufous (reddish brown) color in the plumage, but retains the pale eyes.

Sources : : Wikipedia / www.ngkenya.com