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Sparrow

Bird trail sparrow

The bird can be identified by its chestnut back and its black patterns.

The house sparrow’s beak is a yellow-brown colour in winter, turning black in the warmer months.

Monitoring suggests a severe decline in the UK house sparrow population, recently estimated as dropping by 71 per cent between 1977 and 2008 with substantial declines in both rural and urban populations.

Length:
14-15cm
Wingspan:
21-25.5cm
Weight:
24-38g
UK Population:
5,300,000 pairs

Source: RSPB.org.uk