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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus


Small bird, about 15mm, brown, spotted in a tree in Salou, Catalunya. Maybe a Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) or House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).


Mediterranean forests

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Spanish Sparrow (Female)
Passer hispaniolensis

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JordiPrats 8 years ago

Very interesting, thanks Lenny and Daniele

DanielePralong 8 years ago

For females, the Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) is usually impossible to separate from the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). There's sometimes a hint of grey streaking on whiter underparts, which can't really be seen here. To further complicate things both species can hybridize.

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Catalunya, Spain

Spotted on Jan 4, 2015
Submitted on Jan 8, 2015

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