Tree Sparrow

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, is a passerine bird in the sparrow family with a rich chestnut crown and nape, and a black patch on each pure white cheek. The sexes are similarly plumaged, and young birds are a duller version of the adult. This sparrow breeds over most of temperate Eurasia and Southeast Asia, where it is known as the Tree Sparrow, and it has been introduced elsewhere including the United States, where it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow or German Sparrow to differentiate it from the native unrelated American Tree Sparrow. Although several subspecies are recognised, the appearance of this bird varies little across its extensive range.

The Tree Sparrow is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Tree Sparrows Find tree sparrows and Compare prices at Email this page to a friend Houghton Mifflin tree sparrow NOUN: 1. A sparrow (Spizella arborea) of northern North America having a reddish-brown crown and a dark spot on the breast. 2. More

The American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea, is a medium-sized sparrow. Adults have a rusty cap and grey underparts with a small dark spot on the breast. They have a rusty back with lighter stripes, brown wings with white bars and a slim tail. Their face is grey with a rusty line through the eye. Their flanks are splashed with light brown. They are similar in appearance to the Chipping Sparrow. More

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, is a passerine bird in the sparrow family with a rich chestnut crown and nape, and a black patch on each pure white cheek. The sexes are similarly plumaged, and young birds are a duller version of the adult. More

Eurasian Tree Sparrow ( Passer montanus ) in Choke Cherry ( Prunus virginiana ) from cover illustration by Chuck Witcher to Birds of the St. Louis Area - Where and When to Find Them, by the Webster Groves Nature Study Society (revised edition, 1998) The Eurasian Tree Sparrow and Saint Louis - Like the common House Sparrow ("English Sparrow"), the Eurasian Tree Sparrow is not native to the United States. More

asked, "Could I find a Eurasian tree sparrow in this area?" "I'm sorry, madam, it's not found here. But if you have a map of the St. Louis area, I'd be glad to point out some likely locations." With this her smile suddenly faded. "Darn it, I wanted to get it on my life list, but a map won't help now. I've got to fly out of Lambert in two hours. More

American Tree Sparrow: Juvenile Default description American Tree Sparrow: Juvenile American Tree Sparrow: Winter Default description American Tree Sparrow: Winter American Tree Sparrow: Breeding Male Default description American Tree Sparrow: Breeding Male Related Birds Field Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Cassin's Sparrow Rufous-crowned Sparrow Lark Sparrow Bachman's Sparrow Botteri's Sparrow Rufous-winged Sparrow Five-striped Sparrow More

The American Tree Sparrow is a common winter visitor in backyards all across southern Canada and the northern United States. Despite its common name, it forages on the ground, nests on the ground, and breeds primarily above treeline in the far North. More

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow's untidy nest is built in a natural cavity, a hole in a building or the large nest of a magpie or stork. The typical clutch is five or six eggs which hatch in under two weeks. This sparrow feeds mainly on seeds, but invertebrates are also consumed, particularly during the breeding season. As with other small birds, infection by parasites and diseases, and predation by birds of prey take their toll, and the typical life span is about two years. More

on the tree sparrow where there is none on the Chipping Sparrow-can be deceptively unreliable. American Tree Sparrow Chipping Sparrow This sparrow (6.25" long, 16 cm) looks similar in summer and winter. It has a rusty cap and a rusty eye line, a bicolored bill, and a breast spot that is sometimes hidden. In summer this slightly smaller sparrow (5. More

When did you last see any tree sparrows? The question is regularly posed. One occasion for myself was with a small group as we walked along a green trackway at Choseley, near Titchwell. Seeding grasses had attracted them, together with goldfinches and chaffinches. A glance through early issues of the Norfolk Bird Report indicates that tree sparrows were at times abundant. An impressive flock of 1500 remained over two months on Cley Eye in 1957. The following year over a thousand were reported at Stiffkey. More

have greatly reduced the population of Tree Sparrows across much of Britain. Description: Tree Sparrows are fairly easy to separate from House Sparrows once you have 'got your eye in'. Both male and female Tree Sparrows are of similar appearance. Tree Sparrows have a characteristic warm red-brown crown, white patches to the sides of the head and a small black cheek patch. More

The Tree Sparrow is smaller and less stocky than the House Sparrow. Males and females are alike and have a chocolate brown crown and white neck band or collar. Their white cheeks have a black smudge and they have a small neat black bib. The back and wings are a mixture of warm shades of brown and the underparts are pale grey-brown. The black bill is small with a yellow base. The legs are pale brown. Juveniles are similar to adults but duller. More

The Tree Sparrow's call consists of varied chirps and cheeps generally similar to the House Sparrow but shorter and higher pitched. Tree Sparrows are birds of lowland farmland but will also inhabit large gardens, especially where nest boxes are provided. They prefer mature trees in open country, on the edge of woods or in hedges. Tree Sparrows usually nest in holes (including nest boxes) but may build a nest in thick, large Hawthorn hedges if no holes are available. More

The tree sparrow is scarcer in the uplands, and the far north and west of the UK. The main populations are now found across the Midlands, southern and eastern England. It is almost absent from the south west, Wales and the north west. Best looked for in hedgerows and woodland edges. More

Photo by John CurranEurasian Tree Sparrow nest in nestbox. Photo by John Curran - HOME | Basics | Resources | House Sparrows | House Wrens | Nest/Egg ID | Site Map and Search | Suet Recipes | Tree Swallows | Contact me May all your blues be birds! Photo in header by Wendell Long. More

tree sparrowtree sparrow - finch common in winter in the northern U.S.Spizella arboreaNew World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finchesgenus Spizella, Spizella - chipping sparrow; field sparrow; tree sparrow How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

The American Tree Sparrow is one of the seven species of Spizella sparrows found in North America. Its name is misleading as they spend little time in trees. Related species include the Chipping, Field, Black-chinned, Brewer More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Passeridae
Genus : Passer
Species : montanus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)