Vagrant. Most observations are from the winter and rarely in the autumn, at places with bushes and trees such as the desert oases. This is a unique Asian species and its migration routes are poorly known.
Where in Kuwait
Only 9 records for Kuwait with the last been seen in Wafra in January 2011.
In the world
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It occurs in Central Asia and southern Siberia. It breeds in northern parts of its range, including Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and winters in the south, from Afghanistan, west to Iraq, and south to Saudi Arabia and Oman. It inhabits rocky scrub land and temperate forest, and can also be found in agricultural land and rural gardens. It occurs up to an altitude of 5,400 metres, but favours lower elevations during winter, down to 2,100 metres. It was described by the German biologist Eduard Friedrich Eversmann who is commemorated in the bird's English name.