Southern African Birds

 

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  Cape Sparrow

 

Passer melanurus

(803) 15 cm; 26 g

M  Only sparrow in region with black head and distinctive white ‘C’ extending from eye, through ear coverts and down neck. Non-br M has horn-coloured bill.

F  Plain (not streaked) upper-parts, pale greyish crown and nape, and pale crescent on head.

JUV  Duller than F.

STATUS  Common near-endemic; sedentary. Gregarious.

HABITAT  Arid and semi-arid woodland, both in suburban and rural regions.

FOOD  Seeds, insects, fruit, plant material and nectar.

CALL  Mellow chreep, ehirreep, chirrichreep call notes.

BR  Usually monogamous. Nest placed in shrub, tree, cavity, pipe or on man-made structures. Host of Diderick Cuckoo.

 

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Spc001

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Spc002

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Spc003

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Spc004

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Spc005

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Spc006

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Spc007

Nossob

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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