Uncommon resident; has bred in Kuwait. Considered non-indigenous in Kuwait; individuals may have originated from escaped caged birds. Breeding was first confirmed in 2004. Presumably native populations of this species are expanding their range in other parts of the Arabian peninsula.
Where in Kuwait
They forage in small flocks in grassland and scrub habitats and have been recorded at Sabah Al Salem and Doha, near Entertainment City.
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 Indian Subcontinent and is a common resident breeding bird in the drier regions of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. They feed on the ground or on low shrubs and grass stalks. They constantly utter a low cheeping or chirping contact call as they forage.
Habitat loss and degradation.