Tag Archives: Sudan Golden Sparrow / Moineau doré

Golden Nightjar, Sudan Golden Sparrows and Olive-backed Pipit

Golden Nightjar at Oued Jenna Until now, Golden Nightjars (Caprimulgus eximius) have been recorded at Aoussed only from February until May. For example, during a birding trip to Oued Jenna for The Sound Approach in mid-December 2017, Arnoud B. van den Berg and Killian Mullarney have not recorded the species. On 19 January 2018, Charles… Read More »

Moineau doré (Passer luteus) à Djanet, sud-est d’Algérie

Sudan Golden Sparrow at Djanet, Algeria. The northernmost record of the species in the Western Palearctic. See below. Un joli mâle Moineau doré (Passer luteus) a été photographié le 16 janvier 2017 à Djanet, au sud-est de l’Algérie par Bilal Gueroui. L’espèce n’a pas été observée en Algérie depuis des décennies, et Djanet est le… Read More »

Sudan Golden Sparrow at Aousserd and other rarities

At least one male Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) observed yesterday by a group of Dutch birders (Gonny van Dalfsen, Larissa Bakker, Nico Omlo…) at Oued Jenna, Aousserd (photo 1). To my knowledge, last year there was only one observation of Sudan Golden Sparrow in Aousserd: a juvenil bird photographed by Peter Stronach and Bob Swann during the same birding… Read More »

4 Golden Nightjars at Oued Jenna, Aousserd: detailed report

Excellent birding observations in the Aousserd region, southern Morocco. Peter Stronach and Bob Swann have just returned back from a trip to the region. They recorded Golden Nightjars and provided valuable details indicating the (highly probable) breeding of the species in the region. They also recorded a Sudan Golden Sparrow whilst birding at Oued Jenna (first… Read More »

Sudan Golden Sparrows near the Aousserd road

Two Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus) photographed in a wadi close to the Aousserd road on 20 April 2015 by Jaione Echarte and Xavier Idígora. The wadi, located some 66 km north-west of Aousserd, is similar to Oued Jenna but smaller. The exact location is: N 22.95729, W 14.77716. The Sudan Golden Sparrows were as usual with… Read More »

31 Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus) at Bir Anzarane

The Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus) still present at the watering hole site at Bir Anzarane and in good numbers. Following the discovery of the species at this site on 30 January by Abdeljebbar Qninba and a group of naturalists during a field trip coordinated by the Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I), several birders have visited… Read More »

Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) at Bir Anzarane

A male Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) was photographed yesterday at a drinking site near Bir Anzarane, about 140 Km north-east of Dakhla, Oued Dahab region. The species was recorded during a scientific trip coordinated by the Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I). Abdeljebbar Qninba first saw and identified the species, Abdelaziz Benhoussa, Mohamed Ibn Tattou, Mohamed Laghdaf Khayya,… Read More »

Sudan Golden Sparrows at Oued Jenna, Aousserd

A group of Finish birders recorded the first Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus) in 2014 at Oued Jenna, Aousserd. Two birds, an adult male and female or 2cy male, were photographed by the group (Jari Pitkäkoski, Kalle Larsson, Seppo Järvinen and Kari Haataja) on 1 February. This is the third Moroccan record of this species. On… Read More »

Sudan Golden Sparrows at the edge of the Western Palearctic: Aousserd

Three Sudan Golden Sparrows (Passer luteus) were seen on 12 January 2013 near Aousserd by Thomas Pettersson and Krister Mild. The birds were in a dense tree with 50 Desert Sparrows (Passer simplex) at a well on the track to barrage Boulariah where the oued is still flooded some 17 km south-west of Aousserd, Oued Dahab region. This Western… Read More »