Sparrow / Sperling

The field sparrow (Passer montanus) is a widespread species in Eurasia in the family of sparrows (Passeridae). It is slightly smaller than the house sparrow and in the west of the Palaearctic less adapted to the people and much shy. In Central Europe, it is usually lacking in the interior of villages and towns as a breeding bird, but he is in some regions of the Mediterranean and Asia, a pronounced city bird and occupied there the ecological niche, which occupies in other regions of the house sparrow. The field sparrow broods in groves, orchards, avenues and gardens near agricultural land or settlements. The nest is found in tree holes, wall niches, rock crevices or between climbing plants on walls. The IUCN classifies the field sparrow as not at risk (least concern).