Rock Sparrow

Petronia petronia - Moineau soulcie

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Passéridés

  • Genus
    :

    Petronia

  • Species
    :

    petronia

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 28 à 32 cm.
  • Weight
    : 35 à 39 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia) is a species of bird in the Passeridae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Petronia petronia petronia (Madeira and Canary Is., s Europe to w Turkey)
  • Petronia petronia barbara (nw Africa)
  • Petronia petronia puteicola (s Turkey to Jordan)
  • Petronia petronia exigua (c Turkey to the Caucasus, n Iran and n Iraq)
  • Petronia petronia kirhizica (Caspian Sea to Kyrgyzstan)
  • Petronia petronia intermedia (Iran and n Afghanistan to nw China)
  • Petronia petronia brevirostris (Mongolia, sc Siberia and n and c China)

Foreign names

  • Moineau soulcie,
  • Gorrión chillón,
  • Pardal-francês,
  • Steinsperling,
  • köviveréb,
  • Rotsmus,
  • Passera lagia,
  • Stensparv,
  • Steinspurv,
  • skalník žltohrdlý,
  • vrabec skalní,
  • Stenspurv,
  • kalliovarpunen,
  • pardal roquer,
  • Steinspör,
  • wróbel skalny,
  • akmeņzvirbulis,
  • skalni vrabec,
  • Каменный воробей,
  • イワスズメ,
  • 石雀,
  • 石雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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