Hedge sparrows

(Prunellidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Prunellidae

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Sparrow-like birds, but with a relatively slender and pointed beak; the legs and feet are sturdy, the tail short, and the coloration a drab gray or brown patterned with streaks of white, black, and dull-red

Size

Body length of 5-7 in (13-18 cm) and weight 0.5-1.4 oz (18-40 g)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 12 species

Habitat

Most species live in shrubby places or meadows in alpine habitats. One species occurs in open woodland and cultivated lands at lower altitude

Conservation status

Near Threatened: 1 species

Distribution

Occur widely in Eurasia and in the northern edge of Africa

Distribution

Occur widely in Eurasia and in the northern edge of Africa

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