Passer flaveolus, Edward Blyth, 1844
The plain-backed sparrow (Passer flaveolus), also called the Pegu sparrow or olive-backed sparrow, is a sparrow found in Southeast Asia. Its range spans from Myanmar to central Vietnam, and south to the western part of Peninsular Malaysia.
The phylogeny of the sparrows has been studied by Arnaiz-Villena et al. Nuclear mitochondrial DNA pseudogenes were found in these sparrows.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Resident or presumed resident BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Passeridae Genus Passer Species Passer flaveolus
Passer assimilis, Arthur Hay, A.K.A. Viscount Walden (1870) Passer jugiferus, Charles Lucien Bonaparte (1850)
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Plain-backed sparrow (female)
Plain-backed sparrow (male)
Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Ban Phraek District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Ban District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pahan District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bangkok Province Borabue District, Maha Sarakham Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chatturat District, Chaiyaphum Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Chum Ta Bong District, Nakhon Sawan Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Doi Tao District, Chiang Mai Don Chedi District, Suphan Buri Fang District, Chiang Mai Hang Chat District, Lampang Hat Wanakon National Park Hat Yai District, Songkhla Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Huai Krachao District, Kanchanaburi Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area In Buri District, Sing Buri Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Khro District, Chaiyaphum Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park Khao Pra Wihan National Park Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sanam Prieng Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khok Sung District, Sa Kaeo Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area Klaeng District, Rayong Ko Lanta National Park Ko Samui District, Surat Thani Ko Sichang District, Chonburi Kui Buri National Park Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani Laem Pak Bia Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Mo District, Lampang Mae Ping National Park Mae Poen District, Nakhon Sawan Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mueang Buriram District, Buriram Mueang Chachoengsao District, Chachoengsao Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Lopburi District, Lopburi Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Mueang Pattani District, Pattani Mueang Phatthalung District, Phatthalung Mueang Phayao District, Phayao Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Non Din Daeng District, Buriram Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Han Lake Nong Prue District, Kanchanaburi Nong Song Hong District, Khon Kaen Nong Suea District, Pathum Thani Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pa Sak Chonlasit Dam Non-Hunting Area Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pai District, Mae Hong Son Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pak Tho District, Ratchaburi Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pha Daeng National Park Phayuha Khiri District, Nakhon Sawan Phi Phi Islands Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Kradueng District, Loei Phu Langka National Park Phu Suan Sai National Park Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Pran Buri Forest Park Ramkhamhaeng National Park Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Sai Noi District, Nonthaburi Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Samut Prakan Province San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sankhaburi District, Chainat Sattahip District, Chonburi Satuek District, Buriram Si Maha Phot District, Prachinburi Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Ta Phraya National Park Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thalang District, Phuket Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thao Kosa Forest Park Thap Lan National Park Thap Than District, Uthai Thani Thawat Buri District, Roi Et Wang Noi District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Watthana Nakhon District, Sa Kaeo Range map of Passer flaveolus in Thailand
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