Passer Moabiticus Bird

Passer Moabiticus Bird

Passer Moabiticus Bird

English Name:  Dead Sea Sparrow
Latin Name:  Passer moabiticus
Protonym:  Passer moabiticus Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.169
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Passeridae / Passer
Taxonomy Code:  desspa1
Type Locality:  Palestine
Author:  Tristram
Publish Year:  1864
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


(Passeridae; Ϯ House Sparrow P. domesticus) L. passer, passeris  sparrow; "Rostro in apicem crassum & brevem exeunte; { Rostri basi capiti latitudine multo cedente. . . . . .Passer. Genus 33.   ...   XXXIII. Genus Passerinum.  Le genre du Moineau.  ...  1. LE MOINEAU FRANC  ...  PASSER DOMESTICUS.  ...  Ils se nourrissent de graines & d'Insectes. Ils font leur nid dans les trous des murs." (Brisson 1760): based on "Passer" and "Passer domesticus" of many authors (Brisson lists over 20 species and forms of 'Moineau'); "Passer Brisson, 1760, Orn., 1, p. 36 [; 3, p. 71]. Type, by subsequent designation (Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, ed. 1, p. 46), Fringilla domestica Linnaeus." (Greenway in Peters 1962, XV, 8).  No thanks to positive introduction, the House Sparrow, with a natural Palaearctic and western Indomalayan range, is now found throughout the world as a commensal of man. If the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittiformes) and the tyrants and allies (Subosciniformes) are separated from the Passeriformes sens. lat. the remaining species could be titled Osciniformes.
Synon. Ammopasser, Auripasser, Caffropasser, Chrysospiza, Corospiza, Leucophrya, Megapasser, Pseudostruthus, Pyrgita, Pyrgitopsis, Salicipasser, Sorella.

L. passer, passeris  sparrow.

L. Moabites Moabite (Moab, mountainous region on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea).


Dead Sea Sparrow (Dead Sea)
Latin Name: Passer moabiticus moabiticus
L. Moabites Moabite (Moab, mountainous region on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea).

Dead Sea Sparrow (Sistan Scrub)
Latin Name: Passer moabiticus yatii
Col. Sir Charles Edward Yate (1849–1940) English political officer on the Afghan Boundary Commission, Consul-Gen. in Seistan 1894–1898 (subsp. Passer moabiticus).