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A very common bird here in the Philippines, and I bet most of europe and asia as well, given the name. It's pretty widespread and is very abundant in cities and towns here.
The Eurasian Tree Sparrow breeds most in temperate Europe and Southeast Asia. As widespread it is, it was introduced into the Philippines and naturalized here as well.
I've been taking more and more shots of these birds since they're very frequent up on our rooftop. imo, they help me get better shots since I need to adjust the lens and shoot it pretty quickly before they take off. Currently I have a canon eos 1100d which isn't much help when taking these birds (especially when I have only a 18-55mm lens). I took the shots using my Dad's nikon d7000 (with a 18-108mm lens, which really makes all the difference concerning the zoom).
Lat: 8.48, Long: 124.64
Spotted on Apr 26, 2012
Submitted on May 22, 2012