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Sparrow, Dead Sea
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Passer moabiticus
Afghanistan, Africa, Asia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, Europe, Global, Greece, Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh Read more
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In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 900-3,000 breeding pairs, equating to 2,700-9,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 5-24% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 11,300-180,000 individuals, although further ...
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The Dead Sea Sparrow (Passer moabiticus), as its name suggests, is a breeding bird around the River Jordan, Dead Sea, and into Iraq, Iran and western Afghanistan. Breeding recorded in Cyprus (1981/1982) but is probably extinct there now. It is migratory or dispersive, although the regular wintering grounds of this nomadic species are largely unknown, except that the eastern race winters in Pakistan. Flocks of the nominate western race have been found in winter further south in the Middle East. ...
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