Petronia brachydactyla

The Pale Rockfinch or Pale Rock Sparrow is a small sparrow found in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is the only living member of the genus Carpospiza. Some authorities include it in the genus Petronia.

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The Petronia brachydactyla is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Petronia brachydactyla blāvais akmeņzvirbulis Pale Rock Sparrow Petronia xanthocollis dzeltenrīkles akmeņzvirbulis Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia dentata mazais akmeņzvirbulis Bush Petronia Petronia petronia akmeņzvirbulis Rock Sparrow Montifringilla theresae Afganistānas sniedze Theresa's Snowfinch Montifringilla blanfordi raigainā sniedze Blanford's Snowfinch Montifringilla ruficollis rudkakla sniedze Rufous-necked Snowfinch Montifringilla davidiana Altaja sniedze Père David's Snowfinch Montifringilla taczanowskii baltmugursniedze White-rumped Snowfinch Montifringilla adamsi Himalaju sniedze Adams's Snowfinch More

Petronia brachydactyla would go undetected were it not for their soft bee-eater-like calls. Late February to early April is the peak time but ground views are rare. Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesi peak in mid-March with day counts of up to 180. This precedes the peak of up to 300 Ortolan Bunting E. hortulana per day, by about three weeks. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Passeridae
Genus : Petronia
Species : brachydactyla
Authority : (Bonaparte, 1851)