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House sparrow

Observed: 5th March 2013 By: apm299
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House sparrow 01
Description:

Sparrow perched on the tree in the garden.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) interacts

Comments

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House sparrow

Cheers Chris,
The cap looked a lot browner in the original photo and I guess I didn't look close enough at the image once I'd brightened it a little. I was quite excited there for a moment, which probably makes you see what you want to see. It was still a lot less greyer than the other house sparrows in the garden but perhaps that's just me scrabbling for a defence. As ever, thanks for the correction.
Andrew

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Tree Sparrow

Hi Andrew, a useful tip is that the male Tree Sparrow has a black cheek patch which is surrounded completely by the lighter face colour.

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Trouse Sparrow

An interesting one. They can interbreed...I have ringed one which was clearly a mixture of the two species, on plumage and size. The predominantly brown cap and the slight suggestion of a cheek patch...certainly worthy of a second look. Would have been interesting to see other pictures.

Ian
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