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Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
This species surprised me the most when I first spotted them. I always thought them to be some regular-seen-by-the-window Sparrows, but one day I observed that they had no bald gray head!! And they have ear patches in black! Completely different from normal House Sparrows I was confused with, also I couldn’t observe much difference between the male, female and the juveniles too!! So, these are the Eurasian Tree-sparrows which are not mentioned to be found in my area in any major bird field book.
Throughout the world, many have been saying that “Sparrows are on decline” but I guess not here as we can clearly see that they have expanded into Assam! They are found everywhere in our campus to mark them as rare. So one happy news for us all.. and at least not everything is bleak for the Sparrows. Surprisingly enough, today (March 20th) is World Sparrow Day!
1. Chestnut brown crown unlike gray bald for House sparrows
2. Black ear patches on white
3. Black throat patch
4. White separating band near neck
5. White wing band as in common with many other sparrows.
So, if you are still confused, you can always compare your spotting with these pictures.
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