Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wildlife Photo: Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)


Some sources call this bird the Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

They can be found throughout Europe, Asia, the USSR and even Indonesia.

They are almost wiped-out in the UK but, we have plenty in Okinawa, Japan.

Let me know if the folks over in Europe need any.

If you ask real nice, I may throw a few thousand crows in to boot !

They have all kinds of neat stuff about these birds at ARKive.

When you go over there to learn more they have a gadget you should try.

Turn the volume on your computer, all the way up.

Push the LISTEN TO THIS SPECIES BUTTON

The Cornell LAB of Ornithology has a recording of the Tree Sparrows chirps hooked-up to it.

That way, you'll know if a sparrow is stuck in your engine compartment.

Or, you might have a loose fan belt.

It's nice to know these things !





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