2011/07/03

Italiensk sparv - Passer Italiae - Italian Sparrow

click to enlarge
NF Photo 110422 in Bugibba, Malta. Male

NF Photo 110424 in Bugibba, Malta. Male

NF Photo 110423 in Gozo, Malta. Female.
NF Photo 110424 in Bugibba, Malta. Juv male. Begging mom and dad for food.

This sparrow is closely related to the European House Sparrow. The male has brown head and white cheeks. The House Sparrow has grey head and light grey cheeks. The female resembles the House Sparrow female. They say the Italian is a hybrid between the Spanish Sparrow and the House Sparrow.

About Italian Sparrow on GlobalTwitcher

BPW 149

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , ,, , , , ,

6 comments:

  1. Nice set of photos. They look a lot like our house sparrows (passer domesticus), too. Particularly the male, with that black chest patch.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great series of photos of the Sparrow.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that last shot in particular!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excellent captures! The male does indeed look like our House Sparrow.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Vacker med fin haklapp :)
    Må gott!/ Bea

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting Naturefootsteps Birds of Europe