Italiensperling (Passer italiae) Italian Sparrow, Burano

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Comments (19)

Lecleire Jacques on May 5, 2008

Beautiful shot. He is really posing for you.

Greetings, Jacques

©junebug on May 5, 2008

Thank you very much, Jacques! Glad you like him, I also thought he was so cute! Cheers, Anne

MaryAlice on May 5, 2008

So variable is the ubiquitous song sparrow that 31 races are recognized! :)

What an excellent Shot! This little fellow was right at your feet! He's adorable!

Great capture!

Mary Alice

©junebug on May 6, 2008

Thank you for your nice comments, Billy and Mary Alice! This little guy probably expected something to eat, but we didn't have anything. Cheers, Anne

Arturo García on May 11, 2008

Very pretty the photo of the small sparrow, Anne. But you have gone away far to taking the photo of such a current bird. It does not surprise me because I have thereabouts one that is Canadian, besides distant I did not understand what it was saying.

Un abrazo, Arturo. .

©junebug on May 13, 2008

Muchas gracias por tus palabras muy amables como siempre, Arturo! Creo que es un pájaro común en todo el mundo, aunque muy bonito, y por eso tomé esta foto. Un abrazo, Anne

EVA_L on May 14, 2008

Hello, liitle bird! Thanks for sharing, Anne! Best wishes. Eva

©junebug on May 15, 2008

Thank you very much, Eva! Greetings, Anne

®mene on May 16, 2008

Hi Anne, was doch so ein "o" ausmacht.... hier ein "Buran" ... :))


Joao Edgar on December 26, 2008

Nice shot Passer domesticus. ;)

©junebug on December 29, 2008

Danke für deinen Kommentar, Michel! Sorry, dass ich so spät antworte, aber irgendwie ist er mir entgangen! Gruß, Anne

Thank you for your nice comment, Joao! Greetings, Anne

®mene on December 30, 2008

...macht nix - gerne spät als nie :)

"Ah jetzt ja! - Eine Insel!" ...da Fahren Wir im April auch hin... Tipps zum Ansehen???

lg michel

©junebug on January 1, 2009

Die ganze Insel lohnt sich zum Ansehen, Michel! Überall nur bunte Häuser! LG, Anne

pedrocut on May 10, 2010

Hi Anne

This is an interesting picture for me, as I think that I have only ever seen about half a dozen of these birds!

You may think that strange but I think this little chap is what we English call the Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) as opposed to the House Sparrow (domesticus).

Note that this one has a brown head and the common one has a grey cap.

Having said that there has been a dramatic decline in the common sparrow in English Cities in, say, the last 20 years!

I was visiting a friend’s house last week and speaking about this subject, and he said that he still had Sparrows in his garden, and would you believe that when we looked out they were Tree Sparrows

Best wishes, Peter

©junebug on May 11, 2010

Thank you for visiting this sparrow, Peter! This photo was taken on Burano Island near Venice and I think it is an Italian Sparrow (Passer italiae). There are still many House Sparrows around here, but it seems to me they have declined and there used to me a lot more! Best wishes, Anne

pedrocut on May 11, 2010

Thanks Anne I would have been extremely fortunate to have seen this Sparrow in my friend's garden!

Best wishes Peter

©junebug on May 12, 2010

You are welcome, Peter! I didn't know either that this is an Italian Sparrow and had to check it out! Best wishes, Anne

thor@odin™ on October 6, 2011

So schön dein Spatzlein liebe Anne Herzlichen Dank für deinen Beitrag like LG, Peter

rol.! on March 10, 2013

Mais c'est qu'il est tout beau lui avec sa petite bavette



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 4, 2008
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    by ©junebug
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ18
    • Taken on 2008/04/19 15:07:35
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 65.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash