French: Moineau à gorge jaune German: Gelbkehlsperling Spanish: Gorrión cuelligualdo
Other common names:
Ganges between Calcutta and Benares, India
Subspecies and Distribution
G. x. transfuga
E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 – SE Turkey, Syrian Euphrates#R, SE Iraq, Kuwait, E Oman, Iran, SW Afghanistan and S Pakistan; winters in NW India.
G. x. xanthocollis
(E. Burton, 1838) – E Afghanistan and N Pakistan E to S Nepal, and most of India.
12·5–14 cm; 14–20 g. Smallish drab sparrow with comparatively long and slender bill. Male nominate race is mainly olive grey-brown above and pale brown to... read more
Chirping calls, similar to "chilp" or chirrup" of Passer domesticus but... read more
Open country and low hills with trees, river bottoms with trees, and scrub-jungle, also cultivated... read more
Food and feeding
Plant material, mainly seeds, including those of cultivated cereals, also small berries and nectar (forehead often discoloured golden by... read more
Apr–Jul in Afghanistan and mainly Feb–May in India; two broods. Solitary or in small groups. Nest built by female, ranges from... read more
In NW & N of range, from Turkey E to Pakistan and N India, a summer visitor; in S a partial... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common; locally abundant in Indian Subcontinent.
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