tree sparrow


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tree sparrow:

see weaverbirdweaverbird,
name for the Ploceidae, a family of Old World seed-eating birds closely resembling finches (hence the alternate name weaver finch). It includes a number of so-called goldfinches and waxbill finches that are actually weaverbirds, rather than true finches of the family
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Eight gene segments of the tree sparrow virus shared most ([greater than or equal to] 99.
The tree sparrow is smaller and sleeker than its more common cousin the house sparrow and can be distinguished by the pale collar around the back of its neck.
The tree sparrow is smaller and sleeker than its more common cousin, the house sparrow, and can be distinguished by the pale collar around the back of its neck.
The basic material used for the nest construction was determined by studying a used nest of tree sparrow obtained from a hedge row as described in Table I.
Tree sparrow populations in the UK have fallen by 97% since the 1970s.
60 m for savannah sparrow (Wheelwright and Rising, 1993), 74-121 m for for Lapland longspur (Hussell and Montgomerie, 2002), and 30-110 m for tree sparrow (Naugler, 1993).
Dave Grundy, senior countryside officer for Walsall Council, which has been involved in the project, said: "For a number of years we only had one nesting pair of tree sparrows.
Graham Wynne, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB - BirdLife UK), said: "Governments of the newest members to join the EU must learn the lessons from countries like the UK, where declines of farmland wildlife have seen once common species, like the tree sparrow and lapwing, disappear from many areas".
In 30 years, the TREE SPARROW has declined by a staggering 95 per cent, the GREY PARTRIDGE is down by 84 per cent, the STARLING by 65 per cent and the SONG THRUSH by more than 50 per cent.
One little tree sparrow from the Arctic arrived at my house on the same date three years in a row.
The American tree sparrow (Spizella arborea) was the most abundant bird species seen in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, but this species was not recorded in the other states.
Scottish Water and RSPB Scotland are working together to increase the tree sparrow population Scottish Water is hoping to help the tree sparrow or 'spug' across its sites in Dumfries and Galloway this winter.