Tree Sparrow

Name: Tree Sparrow

Scientific name: Passer montana

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 70

What are nature stars?

About: Tree Sparrows are scarce birds of farmland, hedgerows and woodland edges. Male and female both look the same, with chesnut brown crows, white cheeks and a black cheek spot. Tree Sparrows nest in holes in trees. Tree Sparrows have suffered enormous decline

How to identify: Told from male House Sparrows by the rich brown crown and cap and by having white cheeks with a black spot in the middle.

Where: Widespread in England, southern Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: In parts of Asia, Tree Sparrows are the common city sparrows.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2011-12-04 12:15:32
    • Ottero

    I really like tree sparrows!!! I don't see many, we get more house sparrows but I sometimes see them at a nature reserve I go to.