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Egypt: House Sparrow (Subspecies)? (1 Viewer)

JarJar

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Hi there,

I think, House Sparrow should be right here... are ther any kind of Subspecies in Egyt?

Best regards and thanks a lot,
Chris

Seen in Egypt, red sea north of El Quesir, 07. October 2012
 

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MJB

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Hi there,

I think, House Sparrow should be right here... are ther any kind of Subspecies in Egyt?

Best regards and thanks a lot,
Chris

Seen in Egypt, red sea north of El Quesir, 07. October 2012
According to IOC11.1, niloticus appears predominant, but tingitanus occurs in NW Africa, which presumably includes Egypt.
MJB
 

Muppit17

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According to IOC11.1, niloticus appears predominant, but tingitanus occurs in NW Africa, which presumably includes Egypt.
MJB
As you say, niloticus is the prevalent subspecies in the Nile Valley, however I am not sure about the Red Sea coast. Certainly indicus is present on the Saudi side of the coast and assumed to be the one in Southern Israel/Sinai. It is as likely that this is the one present here as 'escapees' from the Nile Valley.
Most parties say that tingitanus is no closer than Libya.
With species such as this and recognising the volumes of shipping in the area, it is highly likely that this species is actually a mix of forms now.
 

JarJar

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Dear MJB & Muppit17,
thanks for your reply & help! Seems to be not so easy :)
Best regards,
Chris
 

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