The Eurasian Tree Sparrow

En av de aller vanligste spurvefuglene i våre lokale omgivelser. De fleste benevner den som ‘spurv’, men – det riktige navnet på denne fuglen er altså en ‘Pilfink’!  Så hvordan ser man forskjell på denne og en vanlig spurv? Veldig enkelt! Pilfinken har alltid denne karakteristiske svarte flekken under øyet, men jeg burde kanskje nevne at den kan være noe mindre karakteristisk på helt unge fugler av arten?
One of our absolute most commeon species among birds is this little fellah:
The Eurasian Tree Sparrow! In Norway called ‘Pilfink’ (Direct translation: ‘ArrowFinch’)
Most people – at least here in Norway – tend to call it a ‘sparrow’, but – it’s really a finch!
So how can you tell the difference between this bird and a normal sparrow? It’s easy:
This finch has a very noticeable black mark under it’s eyes. I should probably warn you that on really young birds it may be somewhat less noticeable?

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4 Responses to The Eurasian Tree Sparrow

  1. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    He’s a handsome little fellow too or maybe it’s female? We have Golden finches in our yard. They are so fun to watch and the drive my cats crazy. They sit on the edge of the windows and tap on the glass.

  2. -Eugenia says:

    Ah, great shot! What gorgeous coloring on the little fellah.

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