<< Previous Next >>

Tree Sparrow

Tree Sparrow
Photo Information
Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 161] (846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 13:15
Viewed: 2980
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus, is spread over most of Europe and Siberia, and allied forms occur in other parts of Asia. It has been introduced to Australia. In the United States (where it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow to differentiate it from the native, unrelated American Tree Sparrow), German immigrants introduced it to the area around St. Louis in the 1870s. From there, it has slowly expanded its range into Illinois and Missouri. Changes in farming methods have meant that species is declining in some parts of western Europe.

This 12.514 cm long bird is often confused with the larger House Sparrow, but its rich brown, almost coppery head, a black patch on its white cheeks, and a double white wing bar, together its slighter and more graceful build, are distinctive. The sexes are practically alike, an important specific character.

Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Arunas,
Good image.
Good compo.
Cloning the background a bit and it is a hit.

Calibration Check