Tree Sparrow by david m, Xeno-canto

Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Alert Status: Red
Identifying Features: Smaller than the house sparrow. Both males and females have the chocolate brown head.
Average Length: 14 cm
Average Lifespan: 2 years
Average Wingspan: 20 - 22 cm
Beak type: Seeds

Natural: Aphids, caterpillars, flies, beetles and seeds
How to feed: Hanging feeders & bird tables
What to feed: Mixed seeds, linseeds, sunflower hearts, peanut granules

Nesting: Tree sparrows will mate for life, nesting in a domed or cup shaped nest made of twigs & leaves and lined with down, moss and hair. Will use a nest box.
Where to see: Main population can be found across the midlands, eastern & southern England. Usually found in hedgerows & edges of woodlands.

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