Smaller (L 12 cm) than House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), brownish-red coloured, streaked back and broad greyish-white supercilium. Occurs in dense shore vegetation, especially reedbeds and bulrush stands. Feeds on insects and seeds. Resident.
The species is threatened due to loss of wetlands through tourism development and hydrological works as well as the use of insecticides, especially those for mosquitos.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : 14,000 / 17,000 pairs
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