We've added a few new Birdorable birds this week, the first one being this Eurasian Tree Sparrow. In eastern Asia this cute little bird is widespread in towns and cities, but in Europe, where the House Sparrow is occupying the cities, it is a bird of wooded areas and open countryside. It is not an endangered bird globally, but it is declining in western Europe due to change in farming practices and use of herbicides. There is also a small population of about 15,000 birds in the United States, around St. Louis and parts of Illinois and Iowa. These birds, believe it or not, are descendants of 12 birds taken over from Germany that were released in 1870 in an attempt to enhance the North American avifauna. The birds were set free in Lafayette Park in St. Louis by a local bird dealer. Other European birds were also released, including Goldfinches and Chaffinches, but only the Eurasian Tree Sparrow successfully established a breeding population. If you're ever in St. Louis and want to find a Eurasian Tree Sparrow you can find some good instructions here.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Photo Plaque 5.25" x 5.25" with Easel - The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a native bird of Europe and Asia....
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Large Round Wall Clock - The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a native bird of Europe and Asia....
Eurasian Tree Sparrow MP3 Speakers - The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a native bird of Europe and Asia....
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Photo Notebook (6.5" x 8.75", 80 Pages B&W) - The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a native bird of Europe and Asia....
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Placemat 20" x 14" - The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a native bird of Europe and Asia....
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Blue Skies Macbook Pro Sleeve - The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a native bird of Europe and Asia....
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Polyester Throw Pillow - The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is a native bird of Europe and Asia....
A new bird that we've added to Birdorable is the Hooded Warbler, a beautiful bird in the New World warbler family. These yellow cuties
Our 154th Birdorable bird and the answer to the last Spot the Birdorable is the European Shag. This cute cormorant can be found across
In addition to the regular Black-billed Magpie / European Magpie that was already a member of the Birdorable family of cute birds, two new
Have you ever seen a Heermann's Gull? These birds live on the west coast of the United States and Mexico. There are about 150,000
The Great-tailed Grackle is a large black bird from the Icteridae family. Both males and females have long tails, but the sexes differ in
Two days ago we blogged about our new Birdorable Kiwi and today it's the turn of another flightless bird in the ratites family: the
Previous blog posts
- T-Shirt Tuesday: PI-geon (6/23/2009)
- T-Shirt Tuesday: Birdorable Masterpiece (6/16)
- Common Kestrel Coloring Page (6/15)
- Spot the Birdorable 44 (6/13)
- Our Backyard Birds (6/11)
- T-Shirt Tuesday: I Love Tits (6/9)
- Keel-billed Toucan Coloring Page (6/7)
- Spot the Birdorable 43 (6/5)
- 10 Cool Facts about Snowy Owls (6/4)
- T-Shirt Tuesday: Zebra Finch Statistics (6/2)
We added our 600th species today! See who it is: http://t.co/U3vRQsiP3e
RT @Maureen_Gibbon: Sandhill cranes are gathering in Nebraska. Video from National Audubon's Facebook page: http://t.co/JSwGKEH5xE
Easily attract gulls and other rare birds to your own yard with Eagle Optics' Dump in a Bag: https://t.co/jyAg5Mxbjq
NEWS: Painted Crane- new species discovered in South America! http://t.co/9I8vFxnXnW
It's Crane Week! We share some Crane FAQs on the blog today: http://t.co/bcR52q6LHY