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Socotra sparrow

Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Infraorder  Passerida
Scientific name  Passer insularis
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Suborder  Passeri
Superfamily  Passeroidea
Higher classification  Old world sparrows
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Similar  Swainson's sparrow, Somali sparrow, Swahili sparrow, Socotra starling, Parrot‑billed sparrow

The Socotra sparrow (Passer insularis) is a passerine bird endemic to the islands of Socotra, Samhah, and Darsah in the Indian Ocean, off the Horn of Africa. The taxonomy of this species and its relatives is complex, with some authorities, including BirdLife International, recognising this species and the very similar Abd al-Kuri sparrow, as well as several from mainland Africa, as separate, and others lumping all these species and the probably unrelated Iago sparrow.

References

Socotra sparrow Wikipedia


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