Classification
Gaviiformes
Podicipediformes
Pelecaniformes
Ciconiiformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Anseriformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gruiformes
Charadriiformes
Columbiformes
Cuculiformes
Strigiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Apodiformes
Coraciiformes
Upupiformes
Piciformes
Passeriformes
Passer ammodendri


  • Saxaul Sparrow
  • Passer ammodendri Gould, 1872
  • Passeridae - Passeriformes
  • Загийн бор шувуу

 

Status: Rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria, the species evaluated as-Near Threatened.


Distribution and Range: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, North or Central to east to Ordos. In Mongolia: resident breeder in Sharga Govi, Southern Altai Govi, Govi-Altai mountain range, to east to Zuungaryn Govi saxaul forest.


Habitat: Main breeding habitats are Saxaul forest with large and old trees in Govi Desert.


Population and Threats: Population not assessed. Threats: domestic camels, wild camels graze on tall saxaul tree branches, limbs, shaking and disturbing nests; saxaul is cut down for firewood, degradading the habitat; sudden drops in air temperature; raptors prey on chicks as well as mature birds.


Conservation Measures: Listed as Rare animal in the Annex to the Mongolian Government Resolution #7 (2012). Approximately 41,8% of the species range in Mongolia occurs within the NSPAN. Breeding habitats and stopover resting areas during migration passage area included within southern part of the NSPAN.


Further actions: Further research is needed into the population abundance, distribution, migration pattern, reproductive biology, threats, improve conservation measures, protect the entire saxaul forests within the NSPAN, support increased reproduction of the species by building or placing artificial nests, raise awareness.

 


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