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Parrot-billed Sparrow

Passer gongonensis

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A drab sparrow of northeastern Africa. The head and underparts are  gray, the wing and back are brown, and the rump is rufous. Found in dry thorn savanna and woodland, sometimes around human habitation. Very similar to Swainson's Sparrow and Northern Gray-headed Sparrow, but slightly larger and heavier-billed, with darker underparts. The calls include squealing notes and a low “churp.”  

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