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Wells, ME

November 26, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8906237

This bird was seen on Cape Cod, MA, but several years ago and not sure of the date(camera date was wrong). The closest I could find was a Eurasian tree sparrow, but wrong range per my guide book. I looked at warblers and sparrows with no luck. Any help?

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Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8906293

It looks like a House Sparrow to me.. I see a bit of gray on the crown and on a Eurasian tree, it would be all brown.
Wells, ME

November 26, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8906358

Thanks, I looked at my Sibley's guide and specifically looked at House sparrow...missed the Adult Breeding phase photo I guess. You are correct. Can't believe I missed it as it is on the same page as the Eurasian sparrow...


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

November 26, 2011
11:07 AM

Post #8906522

Yep, House Sparrows. Nice bright male on the left (so taken in spring / early summer).

Wells, ME

November 27, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8907498

Thanks, yes. Early Summer. Appreciate the help.

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