Thursday 23 November 2023

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus, 麻雀).

They are common year-round in Changsha, as in most clement regions of Europe and Asia, but in mid-Autumn they appear for a short time in larger numbers. They forage everywhere they are seeds and invertebrates, usually in small flocks but sometimes in groups of thirty or more, vacillating between sheltered perches and feeding grounds. 

Tree Sparrow by the Xiang River