Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Passer montanus

– small passerine, slightly smaller than House Sparrow
– diurnal migrant, many populations non-migratory
– migrates singly or in very small flocks

BIF513_MPU_I1Q0910_121112_etsparr-montanus-2_d_werb-see
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
BIF0513, 12/11/2012, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF515_MPU_I8Z2441_091130_etsparr-montanus-FL_d_rohrbach
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
BIF0515, 30/11/2009, Rohrbach, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
Common Linnet Linaria c. cannabina
European Greenfinch Chloris c. chloris
BIF1199, 25/0/2017, Brinnis, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
Common Linnet Linaria c. cannabina
BIF1200, 25/0/2017, Brinnis, Germany, Mathias Putze

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
European Greenfinch Chloris c. chloris
Common Linnet Linaria c. cannabina
BIF1201, 25/0/2017, Brinnis, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
European Greenfinch Chloris c. chloris
Common Linnet Linaria c. cannabina
BIF1202, 25/0/2017, Brinnis, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF516_MPU_I8Z2450_091130_etsparr-montanus-FL_d_rohrbach
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
BIF0516, 30/11/2009, Rohrbach, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF517_MPU_I1Q0909_121112_etsparr-montanus-FL_d_werb-see
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
House Sparrow Passer d. domesticus, M BREED
BIF0517, 12/11/2012, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF518_MPU_I1Q0929_121112_etsparr-montanus-FL_d_werb-see
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
BIF0518, 12/11/2012, Werbeliner See, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF0519, 12/07/2008, Leipzig, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2231, 27/07/2008, Mieste, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2232, 30/11/2009, Großbuch, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2233, 28/07/2008, Hopfenhorst, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls during migration
BIF2234, 29/10/2010, Leipzig, Altenfeld, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2235, 12/11/2012, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanuscalls during migration
BIF2236, 19/03/2018, Rerik, Germany, Roland Neumann


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2237, 12/11/2012, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2238, 25/01/2017, Hohenroda, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2239, 25/01/2017, Hohenroda, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2240, 06/05/2017, Terpitz, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
BIF2241, 22/09/2017, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus, calls in flight
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis, calls during migration
BIF2242, 22/09/2017, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus
BIF2243, 12/11/2012, Werbeliner See, Germany, Patrick Franke

voice:
– during migration very vocal
– Eurasian Tree Sparrows utter a variety of calls during migration but mostly a dry, highly plastic ‘tet’, which can be confusingly similar to Common Chaffinch, Brambling, Common Linnet or Eurasian Twite
– this ‘tet’ varies in structure from a simple downslur (e.g. BIF2233) or overslur (e.g. BIF2236) to strongly modulated calls with rich overtone structures (e.g. BIF2238)

comparison species:
House Sparrow (v) (a)
Italian Sparrow (v) (a)
Spanish Sparrow (v) (a)
Rock Sparrow (v) (a)
Brambling (a)
Common Chaffinch (a)
Brambling (a)
Common Linnet (a)

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