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Spanish Sparrow in a Garden Spanish Sparrow Geotagged,House sparrow,Passer domesticus,Passer hispaniolensis,Spain,spanish sparrow Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Can someone tell me the species this bird belongs to? I am very bad at recognizing species, so I have no idea what it is.
    Thanks,
    TrakJohnson
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. I'm reasonably sure that this is a Spanish sparrow, a female, based on this reference photo:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_sparrow#mediaviewer/File:Passer_hispaniolensis_-Canary_Islands,_Spain_-female-8_%281%29.jpg

      Which is great, because that makes this a species intro, the first photo of this species on the site :)
      Posted 7 years ago
  2. Thanks a lot for answering! Posted 7 years ago
    1. No problem. Quick JungleDragon tip: if you reply to my comment (see reply link below each comment) the person you are replying to will get a notification email.

      You commented below me (you did not reply), therefore I did not get an email and only saw your response by chance.
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. Ok, thanks! I'll remember that.
        TrakJohnson
        Posted 7 years ago
  3. Sorry, but the Spanish sparrow is a rare vagrant to the Baleares. I honestly find females of Spanish and House sparrows to be nearly indistinguishable, but I would say that this is in fact a House sparrow... Posted 5 years ago

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The house sparrow is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. A small bird, it has a typical length of 16 cm and a weight of 24–39.5 g. Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Jul 29, 2014. Captured Jul 20, 2014 10:18 in PM-212-2, 07101 Sóller, Balearic Islands, Spain.
  • Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
  • f/5.6
  • 1/251s
  • ISO80
  • 123.345mm