Mongolian Finch (Spring)
Mongolian Finch (Spring)
Scientific Name 
Bucanetes mongolicus
Arabic Name 
النغر المنغولي
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
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Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. This is a rare Asian specialty known to breed in Eastern and Central Iran.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 2 records for Kuwait and both from SAANR with the last record from April 2011.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It is a resident from eastern Turkey, across the Caucasus, east into Central Asia and on to western China and Mongolia and south into the Kashmir. Mountainous areas of stony desert or semi-arid scrub and rocky slopes are favoured for breeding. It is native to Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Pakistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. It is a vagrant in Bahrain and Kuwait.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation.