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Spanish Sparrow


Spanish Sparrow
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 500mm f/4 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-02 11:27
Viewed: 2570
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Spanish Sparrow is a rather large sparrow, at 1516 cm in length, and 2236 g (0.81.3 oz) in weight. It is slightly larger and heavier than House Sparrows, and also has a slightly longer and stouter bill.[2] The male is similar to the House Sparrow in plumage, but differs in its underparts heavily streaked with black, a chestnut rather than grey crown, and white rather than grey cheeks. The female is effectively inseparable from House Sparrow in its plumage, which is grey-brown overall but more boldly marked. The female has light streaking on its sides, a pale cream supercilium, and broad cream streaks on its back.[7][8]
The two subspecies differ little in worn breeding plumage, but both sexes are quite distinct in fresh winter plumage, with the eastern subspecies P. h. transcaspicus paler with less chestnut From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wonderful image! I would have loved to see the complete reflection :-)
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Goutham Ramesh

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