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Reed Bunting and Tree Sparrow

Observed: 14th April 2013 By: Jeff RothwellJeff Rothwell’s reputation in BirdsJeff Rothwell’s reputation in BirdsJeff Rothwell’s reputation in BirdsJeff Rothwell’s reputation in Birds
Reed Bunting and Tree Sparrow
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Description:

Reed Bunting on the right contrasting with Tree Sparrow on the left. The pictures show off the similarity in the patterns on the back with different head colour and shape.

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

Milvus's picture

'Marsh Sparrow'

On Jeff's point about the similarity of the upperparts, one of the old names for the reed bunting was 'marsh sparrow' - I guess one can see why?

Jeff Rothwell's picture

Interesting!

I was struck by the similarity

wildaboutnature's picture

Really helpful comparison!

Really helpful comparison!

Clare Flynn