Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)

Sind Sparrow (Passer pyrrhonotus) - HBW 14, p. 795

French: Moineau du Sind German: Dschungelsperling Spanish: Gorrión del Sind
Other common names: (Sind) Jungle/Rufous-backed Sparrow

Taxonomy: Passer pyrrhonotus Blyth, 1845, Bahawalpur, Sind, Pakistan.
Thought probably to have evolved from a population of sparrows trapped in Indus Valley, which remained ice-free during last Pleistocene glaciation (25,000-15,000 years ago). Was in the past believed to be possibly a small race of P. domesticus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Indus Valley (and lower reaches of its main tributaries), in Pakistan, E in Punjab to Delhi area, in N India.