Tree Sparrow


Tree Sparrow

The tree sparow can be seen all year round. Its scarcer in the uplands, and far north & west of the UK. The main populations are found in the Midlands, southern & eastern England.


Identification

Adult
Smaller than the house sparrow, but with both sexes showing great similarities. Crown of chocolate brown, tiny black bib, black cheek spot on white cheeks. The Tree Sparrow has a white half collar, white underparts and a tail thats almost permanetly cocked.
Size
13.5 -14.5 cms
Bill
Black, short & stubby
Legs
Red, medium in length
Habitat
Garden, heaths, woods, fields & hedges
Behaviour
Flits, perches openly, hops, takes off & lands from vegetation or the ground.
Flocking
1 - 15
Flight
Direct
Voice
Distinct chup - chup and tek - tek

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
Tree, rocks or against a wall
Eggs
4 - 6, pale grey spotted brown
Incubation Period
11 - 14 days
Broods
2 - 3; April - June
Food
Seeds, insects
UK Breeding Pairs
110,000

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