427. Passer yatii

427. Afghan Sparrow.
PASSER YATII.
Passer yatii, Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 322 (1888) : id. Trans. Linn. Soc. 2nd. ser. Zool. v. p. 80, pl. vi. tig. 2.
Male ad. (Persia). Upper parts ashy brown, tinged with buff, slightly marked with fox-red on the larger wing-coverts and scapulars ; crown darker ; wings and tail black, bordered with warm, creamy buff ; the inner secondaries very broadly margined ; a few black stripes on the back ; lesser and median wing-coverts black, the latter broadly margined with creamy white ; larger coverts chiefly fox-red, tipped with creamy white ; lores black, supercilium rufous buff, ear-coverts ashy grey ; throat and fore-neck black, some of the feathers with narrow whitish margins ; under parts pale yellow, the breast and flanks dull ashy ; under tail-coverts warm isabelline. Culmen 0.4, wing 2.5, tail 1.8, tarsus 0.65 incii. The female has the throat white, tinged with sulphur, and no yellow on the under parts.
Hab. Western Afghanistan, and Persia.
Until Mr. Zarudny met with this sparrow in Persia, and found it breeding commonly there, only the type was known. It is closely allied to Passer moabiticus Tristr., but differs in having the under parts yellow, not ashy white. The eggs 4 to 6 in number vary considerably, from stone-grey to grey closely marked with warm brown, and occasionally white spotted and blotched chiefly at the larger end with dark brown. In size they measure about 0.72 by 0.52.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
427. Passer yatii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
427
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
291
Common name: 
Afghan Sparrow
M_ID: 
29381
M_SN: 
Passer moabiticus yatii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
9939

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