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Sparrow?Parque Nationale, Correlejo, Fuerteventura

Observed: 13th October 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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I think this may be a sparrow but I am not totally sure as the bill appears rather pale and yellowish, and in my book the House Sparrow bill is black. So maybe it is immature or a different species.I hope the birding experts will put me right!

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Spanish

Looks like a winter male Spanish Sparrow to me. A view of the chest would have made it easier. The brown crown and white supercilium both fit, as does the bill colour.

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Spanish Sparrow

Thanks for the confirmation and info Ian, I had a hunch is wasn't a House Sparrow and it's nice to think I've got a species new to me, makes it all worthwhile!

David J Trevan

David Trevan's picture

Spanish Sparrow

Thanks for the confirmation and info Ian, I had a hunch is wasn't a House Sparrow and it's nice to think I've got a species new to me, makes it all worthwhile!

David J Trevan