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Possible Sparrow

Observed: 17th February 2011 By: stevejenkins
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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ophrys's picture

Tree Sparrow

...is a very different bird, with a chestnut crown on the head, white cheeks and a dark spot within the cheek patch. Very different to the predominantly grey/brown Dunnock, which lacks any white, at all.

Ian
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You can tell it is not a true

You can tell it is not a true sparrow by the thin beak. Dunnock is sometimes called 'Hedge Sparrow', but it is no close relation of the House and Tree Sparrows - in a different family altogether.

M.

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