Rock sparrow

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(Zool.) Any one of several species of Old World sparrows of the genus Petronia, as Petronia stulla, of Europe.
A North American sparrow (Pucæa ruficeps).

See also: Rock, Rock

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The coastal khawrs are home to water birds and migratory birds like Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Lesser flamingo, African Spoonbill, Long-toed Stint, Herons, Pintail Snipes, Baillon's Crakes and Pale Rock Sparrows. It is said that over 70,000 water-birds (herons, waders, gulls, terns) use Oman's beaches and sea for food and for roosting.