Pale Rockfinch
Pale Rockfinch
Pale Rockfinch
Scientific Name 
Carpospiza brachydactyla
Arabic Name 
عصفور الصخور الباهت
Kuwaiti name 
15.0 cm
Least Concern
Kuwait Specialty


Uncommon passage migrant and rare summer visitor; has bred in Kuwait. An Asian specialty with a patchy distribution in this part of the Western Palearctic. In Kuwait this species has been recorded in many places, but its superficial resemblance to the House Sparrow may mean it is often overlooked.
Where in Kuwait 
It is found in dry shrubland and stony desert and has been recorded in the Sulaibikhat and Jahra area, Al Abraq and SAANR.
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 is found in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation.