Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus)

Moineaux dorés (Passer luteus), Tamanrasset, sud d’Algérie, 28 juillet 2018 (Abdelkader Beq)

Big flock of Sudan Golden Sparrow at Tamanrasset, Algeria

A big flock of Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) was photographed a few days ago in the Tamanrasset region, southern Algeria (Soufyane Bekkouche). A Blue-naped Mousebird (Urocolius macrourus) was also photographed in the same area. The birds were photographed at a village in the Tin-Zaouten district, located in the south of Tamanghasset province. The village …

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Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) at Djanet, south-east Algeria, Jan. 2017 (Gue Bilel).

Sudan Golden Sparrow at Djanet, Algeria

A nice male Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) was photographed on 16 January 2017 at Djanet, south-east Algeria by Bilel Gueroui. The species hasn’t been observed in Algeria since decades, and Djanet is only the second site for the species in the country. The first observation of the Sudan Golden Sparrow in Algeria dates back …

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Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus), Oued Jenna, Aousserd, 9 Jan 2016 (Larissa Bakker)

Sudan Golden Sparrow at Aousserd in 2017

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 …

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Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius), Oued Jenna, Aousserd, 19 April 2016

4 Golden Nightjars at Oued Jenna, Aousserd: detailed report

Excellent observations in the Western Sahara, southern Morocco. Peter Stronach and Bob Swann have just returned back from a birding 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 at Oued Jenna (first observation …

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Big flock of Sudan Golden Sparrow 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 …

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Sudan Golden Sparrow at Bir Anzarane, southern Morocco

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, …

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