This Secondary Area is defined by the range of Afghan Snowfinch Montifringilla theresae, which is only known to breed in the mountains of Afghanistan (see map, p.412), although there is a non-breeding record from Turkmenistan (Dement'ev and Gladkov 1970). It has been recorded at several scattered localities in the mountains of Afghanistan (Dathe and Neufeldt 1980), where it is found on open rocky or grassy slopes and in precipitous mountain valleys at 2,450-3,100m (Paludan 1959, Dement'ev and Gladkov 1970). Two Important Bird Areas, Bande Amir and Dashte Nawar, have been identified for its conservation (Evans 1994).
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