French: Moineau du Sind German: Dschungelsperling Spanish: Gorrión del Sind
Bahawalpur, Sind, Pakistan
Indus Valley (and lower reaches of its main tributaries), in Pakistan, W to SE Iran and E in Punjab to Delhi area, in N India.
12·5–13 cm. Male breeding has grey crown to hindneck, dirty grey ear-coverts and cheek, black lores, broad chestnut band behind eye curving around rear of ear-... read more
Poorly known. Male call a soft "chup". Song described as mix of whistles, chirrups,... read more
Predominantly in riverine or swampy areas, occurring in wet tall grass, tamarisk (Tamarix... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly seeds, mostly of grasses and small herbs; also some invertebrate food, e.g. caterpillars of Lepidoptera. Forages in small flocks, of... read more
Season Apr–Sept; two broods. Breeds in loose colonies. Nest a large, untidy globular construction of grass, reeds and coarse twigs,... read more
Resident. Report of "small P. domesticus with a characteristic high-pitched call... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Indus Plains Secondary Area. Locally common. Expansion E in N India relatively recent. Old reports from SE Iran... read more
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