Arabian Golden Sparrow

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Common Name: Arabian Golden Sparrow
Scientific Name: Passer euchlorus

Size: 5 inches (13 cm)

Habitat: Africa and Asia; found in south west Arabia and also the coast of Somalia and Djibouti.

It prefers thorn savanna and scrub habitats.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: Unknown amount of mature individuals. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Diet: Seeds, occasionally insects. Sparrows are gregarious and mainly sedentary.

Nesting: Arabian Golden Sparrows are sexually dimorphic. Male is golden yellow with white-edged black flight feathers and tail. Breeding female is greenish-grey above and pale yellow below, especial from chin to breast. Non-breeding females and immature sparrows are grey-brown above and bluff white below with yellow restricted to the throat area.

2-4 eggs are laid in a woven nest located in trees.

Cool Facts: This species and Passer luteus formerly placed in a separate genus, Auripasser. The two form a superspecies and in the past were often treated as conspecific.


Found in Songbird Remix Sparrows of the World

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