Saxaul Sparrow

Saxaul Sparrow
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri stoliczkae, juvenile (bottom right) and male, Subei (39.487959, 94.889845), Gansu, China, elev. 2220 m (7,220 ft.), July. Saxaul Sparrow inhabits oases and riverbeds in deserts and semi-deserts from Central Asia to western China and Mongolia. In China, Saxaul Sparrow occurs in Xinjiang, western Gansu, western and central Inner Mongolia, northern Qinghai, and Ningxia. (Craig Brelsford)
Saxaul Sparrow
Female stoliczkae, Subei (39.487959, 94.889845), Gansu, elev. 2220 m (7,220 ft.), July.
Saxaul Sparrow
Male stoliczkae, Jungar Basin (45.959253, 85.534836) Xinjiang, elev. 340 m (1,100 ft.), July. Note black coronal stripe, eyestripe, and chin of male. (Craig Brelsford)

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Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
White-rumped Snowfinch Onychostruthus taczanowskii
Tibetan Snowfinch Montifringilla henrici
White-winged Snowfinch M. nivalis
Black-winged Snowfinch M. adamsi
Rufous-necked Snowfinch Pyrgilauda ruficollis
Pere David’s Snowfinch P. davidiana
Blanford’s Snowfinch P. blanfordi
Russet Sparrow Passer cinnamomeus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow P. montanus
Saxaul Sparrow P. ammodendri
Spanish Sparrow P. hispaniolensis
House Sparrow P. domesticus

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