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Tree Sparrow

Observed: 14th February 2010 By: Jeff BlincowJeff Blincow’s reputation in BirdsJeff Blincow’s reputation in BirdsJeff Blincow’s reputation in Birds
Tree Sparrow
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Blewit Boy's picture

I hadn't.......................

I hadn't realised these were any different from house sparrows until I watched Chris Packham's Nature's Calendar prog the other day. Is their distinctive characteristic the chocolate brown cap? whereas in house sparrows this is grey?

chris

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Tree Sparrow cap

Tree Sparrow sexes are alike, so chocolate brown cap is a good ID feature in the UK.

lsm57's picture

tree sparrow Id

I find the black 'cheek patch' a useful ID feature.