NOTE: This bird is not allowed for sale in the state of California
Description: The Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer Montanus) is a passerine bird in the sparrow family with a rich chestnut crown and nape, and a black patch on each pure white cheek. The upperparts are light brown, streaked with black, and the brown wings have two distinct narrow white bars. The legs are pale brown, and the bill is lead-blue in summer, becoming almost black in winter. The sexes are similarly plumaged, and young birds are a duller version of the adult.
Geography: Eurasia and Southeast Asia
Size / Weight: 4.5″ / 17 – 30 g
Life Span: Roughly 3 years
Sexing: Not able to be visually sexed
Breeding: The Eurasian tree sparrow’s untidy nest is built in a natural cavity, and is composed of hay, grass, wool or other material and lined with feathers, which improve the thermal insulation. A complete nest consists of three layers; base, lining and dome. A typical clutch is five or six eggs which hatch in less than two weeks. The male calls from near the nest site in springtime to proclaim ownership and attract a mate. He may also carry nest material into the nesting hole.
Diet: Classic Finch Seed, small meal worms, grass heads, Dried Egg Food, Mineral Grit, Cuttlefish Bone, Australian Blend Goldenfeast
If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.