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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Description:

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

Habitat:

Mediterranean forests

1 Species ID Suggestions

Spanish Sparrow (Female)
Passer hispaniolensis


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2 Comments

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 8 years ago

Very interesting, thanks Lenny and Daniele

DanielePralong
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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_spa...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_sparr...

JordiPrats
Spotted by
JordiPrats

Catalunya, Spain

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

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