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(Redirected from White Nile Rufous Sparrow)
Alternative name: Shelley's Rufous Sparrow; White Nile Rufous Sparrow
13 - 15cm.
Juveniles are similar to females but they look paler and washed-out.
 Similar species
Smaller than Great Sparrow. Note also paler eye, greyer face and more grey on neck and mantle (especially in nominate).
Open grassy savanna with trees, also in adjacent semi-deserts and light woodland. Does not penetrate into villages and associate with humans. Occurs from 1000 - 1700m.
Little information on diet, feeds probably on seeds and insects. Feeds mainly on ground.
Breeds from September to November and March to June in loose colonies. The nest is a dome with a side entrance made of grasses and placed in a tree. Takes sometimes abandonend nests of weavers. Lays 3 - 6 eggs.
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