Vagrant in spring and autumn. Although a widespread species that may be expanding its range in Arabia, this bird is rarely seen in Kuwait. The vast deserts do hold their secrets well; even evidence of its breeding in Kuwait has not yet been confirmed.
Where in Kuwait
It a desert resident in areas where water is readily available, but there are only 10 records for Kuwait including a breeding record in the south of the country recorded in 2013. It has been recorded as far west as Al Abraq and as far south on the coast at Khiran.
In the world
It has an extremely large range with a stable population and is a large brown true finch found in southern Eurasia. This species does not migrate except locally.
Indiscriminate shooting, trapping and loss of habitat.