Karachi, Sind, Pakistan.
Hybridizes with P. leucogenys in E Afghanistan and N Pakistan (which see). Elsewhere, sometimes hybridizes with P. cafer, including in Oman (where latter is introduced). Old record of mixed pair of present species and P. barbatus, but no hybrids known (and ranges apparently do not meet). Race mesopotamia (subsequently emended to “mesopotamiae”, but this an unjustified emendation) only marginally differentiated and its validity requires review. Proposed races farahensis (Afghanistan) and dactylus (Saudi Arabia) not reliably distinguishable. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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