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Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Kingdom: Animalia    Phylum: Chordata   Class: Aves (Birds)    Order: Passeriformes    Family: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - photograph © Rajiv Lather

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) is a widespread resident in Himalayas and north-east India.   Size: 14 cm

Identification: Small, seed-eating bird with thick, conical bill and pink legs.  Sexes similar. Brown crown. Black spot on ear coverts. White on face and neck. Black chin and eye patch. Grayish-white underparts. Brown and black upperparts. White wing bars.
Similar species: The adult male House Sparrow might be confused with the Eurasian Tree Sparrow. The Eurasian Tree Sparrow has a black spot on the ear coverts and an entirely brown crown.

Anseriformes Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Caprimulgiformes Charadriiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes Coraciiformes Cuculiformes
Falconiformes Galliformes Gaviiformes Gruiformes Passeriformes Pelecaniformes Phoenicopteriformes Piciformes Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes Psittaciformes Pteroclidiformes  Strigiformes  Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes

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