This real taxidermy bird, 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 Eurasian tree sparrow’s binomial name is derived from two Latin words: passer, “sparrow”, and montanus, “of the mountains” (from mons “mountain”). This sparrow breeds over most of temperate Eurasia and Southeast Asia, where it is known as the tree sparrow, and it has been introduced elsewhere including the United States, where it is known as the Eurasian tree sparrow or German sparrow to differentiate it from the native unrelated American tree sparrow. Although several subspecies are recognised, the appearance of this bird varies little across its extensive range.
The Eurasian tree sparrow has an 8 inch wingspan and weighs less than an ounce, making it roughly 10% smaller than the house sparrow. The Eurasian tree sparrow has no true song, but its vocalisations include an excited series of tschip calls given by unpaired or courting males. Other monosyllabic chirps are used in social contacts, and the flight call is a harsh teck. The tree sparrow is a predominantly seed and grain eating bird which feeds on the ground in flocks, often with house sparrows, finches, or buntings. It eats weed seeds, such as chickweeds and goosefoot, as well as spilled grain.
Please keep in mind that because these are real specimens, variations are to be expected. There may be a lingering odor as well. These specimens have been ethically sourced and are not killed specifically for taxidermy purposes.
• 1 bird specimen similar to the reference specimens
• Approximately 3″ in size