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
2021-07-14 08:00Kidepo Valley NP (Please use more specific location if possible)2
2021-07-06 07:30Singita Sabora Tented Camp2
2021-07-15 14:29Mpala Ranch and Research Centre8
2021-07-23 13:00Ol Pejeta Conservancy35
2021-07-06 10:23Kimuka area, Rift Valley3
2021-07-29 07:41Samburu NR5
2021-07-16 07:00Samburu NR--Elephant Bedroom Camp
2021-07-28 06:36Shaba NR--Shaba Sarova Lodge40
2021-07-28 06:35Shaba NR15
2021-07-23 15:00Lokisale Rd.9
2021-07-23 10:02Meserani Snake Park8
2021-07-09 08:47Engikaret Lark Plains--Acacia Scrub to South3
2021-07-09 09:18Ahadi Lodge1
2021-07-26 07:37Amboseli NP2