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The Spanish Sparrow or Willow Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) is a passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It is found in the Mediterranean region and southwest and central Asia. It is very similar to the closely related House Sparrow, and the two species show their close relation in a “biological mix-up” of hybridisation in the Mediterranean region, which complicates the taxonomy of this species.
The Spanish Sparrow nests in large colonies of closely spaced or even multiple shared nests. Nests are usually placed in trees or bushes, amongst branches or underneath the nests of larger birds such as White Storks. Colonies may hold from ten pairs to hundreds of thousands of pairs.

Spanish Sparow (Passer hispaniolensis), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/180 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Konstantinos

  • Thanks a lot Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    What a great capture Konstantinos.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thank you very much Jude!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • lamiel
    lamielalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot of some common birds that really holds my interest.

  • Thank you very much Miguel!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • katekreations
    katekreationsalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations Featured 30th September 2011

  • Many thanks for the feature Kate, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    30 September 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic find and capture. Like all sparrow species they disappearing fast

  • Thanks a lot my friend, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdealmost 3 years ago

    Great fotografía …
    Captura very oportuna !

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon4 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,
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