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Sparrow in Central Park, New York (1 Viewer)

jocateme

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I was looking at some old pictures and ran into this one, taken about 4 years ago in Central Park. Not sure what sp. of Sparrow this is. Anyone can help?
 

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Pinewood

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I was looking at some old pictures and ran into this one, taken about 4 years ago in Central Park. Not sure what sp. of Sparrow this is. Anyone can help?

Hello João.

Have you posted an image?

Happy bird watching,
Arthur Pinewood
 

jocateme

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Wow, really? Those brown stripes seemed so different, and you guys have so many sparrows up there, maybe I got confused.
 

Microtus

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Why not American Tree Sparrow with that mark in the middle of the breast?

The bill color (it's not bicolored) is wrong, as is the bulky shape, for a start. The blurry streaking on the sides of the chest is another White-throated feature.
 

spacepilot

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apbarr, as Microtus said, among other things body proportions and facial features (all dark bill, gray face) eliminates American Tree Sparrow. The dark spot you see is an 'artifact' created by the orientation of the breast feathers. See this article for a discussion of the central breast spot.
 

apbarr

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Thanks for the clarification, bill colour should have been an obvious feature aginst AT Sparrow
 

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