From Erongo to Etosha
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The Great Sparrow differs from the House Sparrow by its bright rufous color of the back and rump (which is grey in the House Sparrow). The grey on the head extends on to the nape to form a collar. This sparrow is found in the dry savannas and seems to avoid close association with man. In Namibia, it is often paratized by the Diederik Cuckoo.
Jensen RAC . (1989): in The Complete Book of Southern African Birds, p 650.
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