Rare Sudan golden sparrow in western Sahara


This video is called Sudan golden sparrow.

From Moroccan Birds blog:

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) at Bir Anzarane

Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) seen yesterday at Bir Anzarane (about 80 Km NE of Dakhla) by my colleagues Mohamed Mediani, Abdeljebbar Qninba, Mohamed Ibn Tattou, Abdelaziz Benhoussa, Laghdaf Khayya and Hicham El Brini during a scientific trip organised by the Dakhla-based Association ‘Nature Initiative’. The bird was with a group of Desert Sparrow at an artificial water point near Bir Anzarane. This is the northernmost record for this Western Palearctic mega-rarity, until now all records were around Aousserd: at Oued Jenna in the north, and at similar habitats as Oued Jenna between 10 and 20 Km in the south-west.

Just to refresh the memory:

– 1st record was at Aousserd in April 2009.

– 2nd record was at 17 Km SW of Aousserd in January 2013.

– Then came 2014 when many Sudan Golden Sparrows were recorded by several birders, both north (at Oued Jenna) and south of Aousserd between 1 February and 13 April.

Thanks to the recorders and good luck for next birders.

A male Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) was photographed by Bilal Guerouiat at Djanet, south-east Algeria in January 2017: here.

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