Saxaul Sparrow

Saxaul Sparrow
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri stoliczkae, female, Subei (39.487959, 94.889845), Gansu, China, elev. 2220 m (7,220 ft.), July. Saxaul Sparrow inhabits oases and river beds 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
Male stoliczkae, Xinjiang, July. Note the black coronal stripe, eyestripe, and chin. (Craig Brelsford)

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