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Sparrow, Spanish
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Passer hispaniolensis
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Europe, Finland, France, Global, Greece, Horn of Africa, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Middle East, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Africa, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh Read more
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In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 2,800,000-6,200,000 breeding pairs, equating to 8,400,000-18,600,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 17,100,000-74,400,000 ind ...
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The Spanish Sparrow is a rather large sparrow, at 15–16 cm (5.9–6.3 in) in length, and 22–36 g (0.8–1.3 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.[ 3] [ 4] [ 5] [ 6] 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] ...
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