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15 - 16cm (6-6ΒΌ in)
Sexes similar. Juveniles are very similar too but they lack the white wing-bar
 Similar Species
Very similar to Parrot-billed Sparrow, Northern Grey-headed Sparrow and Swainson's Sparrow. Compared to Grey-headed Sparrow note the grey-brown more or less uniform mantle. It's also darker below than Northern Grey-headed Sparrow.
This is a monotypic species.
Grassland with some trees and light woodland. Occurs up to 2000m.
Feeds mainly on seeds.
Breeding season January to May, coinciding with rains. The nest is an untidy dome with a side entrance. It's placed in a hole in a tree or a house. May also use old nests of swallows. No other information.
A resident species with some local movements during rains.
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