Desert Sparrow

The Desert Sparrow is not afraid to come near humans and sometimes builds nests in muddy walls. The Mozabite Berbers build their homes with holes in the walls to welcome these birds, which they call bar-rode, and if one sings all day in the house, they say this is a sign of good news. The Tuareg, who call the bird moula-moula, also say that this bird brings good news when it comes to stay near the camp.

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

For the purposes of our bird news services, Desert Sparrow is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

The Desert Sparrow (Passer simplex) is a species of bird in the sparrow family Passeridae. It is found in desert and sandy areas of northern and central Africa, with a distinct subspecies in areas of Iran and Russia sometimes called the Asian Desert Sparrow (Passer simplex zarudnyi). The Desert Sparrow is not afraid to come near humans and sometimes builds nests in muddy walls. More

to the Desert Sparrow of Africa and Asia. The Black-throated Sparrow reaches a length of about 4.5-5.5 inches, and is pale gray above, with a distinctive black and white head pattern.Immature are similar but lacks a black throat. Its call is high and bell-like, and its song is a fairly simple, mechanical tinkling. It feeds primarily on insects and seeds, and travels in small groups, though larger groups may accumulate around sources of water in the desert. More

We found the desert sparrow to be a common bird here throughout the larger part of the year, occurring both in the open desert and in the canyons to an altitude of approximately 6,500 feet. Its distribution during the summer months, however, was limited by the presence of the cane cactus (Opuntia crborescens), and in spots where this characteristic plant was scarce or wanting, none of these sparrows was encountered. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Passeridae
Genus : Passer
Species : simplex
Authority : (Lichtenstein, 1823)