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Passer montanus - Eurasian tree sparrow:
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The taxonomy of birds is still under review and the A World Checklist of Birds by Burt L. Monroe, Jr and Charles G. Sibley (B89) has been chosen as the primary reference. The taxonomic structure will be amended when new editions or complete references are identified by the scientific world as the recognized primary references for taxonomy.
|Distribution||Palearctic to southern Asia; introduced cosmopolitan (B89)|
|Habitat||Breeding - "In agricultural land (where it overlaps with house sparrow); in hedgerows, woodland edges; tends to avoid suburbs. In wooded areas where cliffs provide suitable nest sites. Locally becomes the urban sparrow if house sparrow is absent (or in parts of Asia where that species occurs mainly in agricultural areas)" (B163)|
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