The chestnut sparrow (Passer eminibey) is a species of passerine bird in the sparrow family Passeridae. It is the smallest member of the sparrow family, at about 11 cm (4.3 in) long. The breeding male has deep chestnut plumage and the female and juvenile are duller in appearance. Like its closest relatives in the genus Passer, the Arabian golden sparrow and the Sudan golden sparrow, it is gregarious, and is found in arid areas. Ranging through the east of Africa from Darfur to Tanzania, it is found in dry savanna, papyrus swamps, and near human habitation. Adults and juveniles both feed mostly on grass seeds, and fly in flocks, often with other species of bird, to find food. It nests in trees, building its own domed nests, and also usurping the more elaborate nests of weavers.
Chestnut Sparrow
Date Location Count
2021-08-31 07:30Serengeti NP--Seronera7
2021-09-24 08:44Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ndutu Safari Lodge5
2021-09-17 15:00Lake Sonachi/Crater Lake1
2021-09-09 11:18Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Lake Magadi
2021-09-22 06:30Ol Pejeta Conservancy--Sweetwaters Tented Camp
2021-08-31 08:24Upper Magadi Road (from Corner Baridi to Oltepesi/Olorgesaillie)3
2021-08-29 12:00Tarangire NP--Public Campsite9
2021-09-16 08:00Nairobi NP1
2021-09-11 06:40Samburu NR8
2021-09-23 10:30Buffalo Springs NR / Samburu NR (combined)
2021-08-26 11:00Eluanata Dam1
2021-09-16 10:00Enkorika River4
2021-09-11 10:20Shaba NR5
2021-09-04 07:47Meserani Snake Park4
2021-09-06 07:30Engikaret Lark Plains1
2021-09-17 07:30Salama Hills8