The Sind Sparrow is noticeably smaller than the much commoner House
Sparrow. The male can be distinguished from the male of House Sparrow
by the presence of a very clearly defined black chin and throat patch
which does not extend to the upper breast, unlike the House Sparrow.
Distinction between the females of both species is very hard in the
To be added.
Red Data Status:
The Sind Sparrow's global distribution is
restricted to 2 countries, Pakistan and India. In India the Sind
Sparrow occurs only in the Western states of Haryana and Indian
Punjab. However the bird is much commoner in Pakistan than it is in
Its occurrence in Iran is doubtful.
Distribution in Pakistan:
The Sind Sparrow in Pakistan occurs in the
provinces of Sind, Punjab and N.W.F.P. Previously less common, but now
this sparrow is quite well established in Punjab and Sind. It also
occurs in Azad Kashmir near Mangla Reservoir. It can be seen at many
suitable sites in Southern Punjab in Dera Ghazi Khan. It occurs in all
the 5 major river systems and on all major dams and barrages of the
Places to See Sind Sparrow:
It is common along the East Narra Canal.
Also, the bird is common in Lal Soharna, Pirawala and Chichawatni
forest plantations. In Dera Ghazi Khan it is common near Roadside
ponds that are created due to drainage of canal water.