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Tree Sparrow

Sadly now rare in Dorset and if seen it is mainly during migration times

Photograph by: 
Debby Saunders

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Common Name Tree Sparrow
Scientific Name Passer montanus
Species Group Birds Finches and Buntings
Status Rare
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A house sparrow with a totally chestnut rather than gery crown

Identification Notes
  • Much less common than the house sparrow here and so far less likely to be seen
  • Very similar in plumage but the crown of the head is totally chestnut brown whereas the house sparrow in slate grey
  • More likely to be seen in open country and woodland scrub than near human settlements and farm buildings
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Birds Finches and Buntings