Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans) Pictures and Detail

Himachal, Russet Sparrow, Male
A Male Russet Sparrow (Himachal)

Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans) Pictures and Detail


Today, I will discuss second Sparrow on this blog, earlier I shared with you pictures and detail of House Sparrow and made you familiar with the disappearance of House Sparrow. Today, I am going to introduce you Russet Sparrow, another Sparrow, which is not so common like House Sparrow. 

The scientific name of this Sparrow is Passer Rutilans and it is also called Cinnamon or Cinnamon Tree Sparrow or Lal Guria (in Hindi). It is a Sparrow family bird and they have thick bill. There are three subspecies of Russet Sparrow. I have got pictures of the Russet Sparrow subspecies which is found in the Himalayan region. 


Male, Russet Sparrow
A Male Russet Sparrow with Insect 

I meet this bird while feeding the house sparrow at my village home near the Baijnath town of Hiamchal. I found that a Rufous colored sparrow is also coming to eat the rice. In my village, everyone has idea that it is also a house sparrow or a jungle sparrow just mixed with common sparrow.


Russent Sparrow, Female
Russet Sparrow Female
When I searched for this Sparrow, then I found that it is a Russet Sparrow and it is very different from the common sparrow.  The other difficult part was to find a female Russet Sparrow because both male and female Russet Sparrow looks different like the house sparrow pair. The female russet sparrow has a yellowish underpart and Rufous color is missing in it.
A Male Russet Sparrow
These birds, mainly eat grains and nut; though, they do enjoy small insects. People can find Russet Sparrow at hill stations because of the presence of these birds in hilly parts. We can easily find Russet Sparrow in the group of Common Sparrow because of same eating habits.

Russet Sparrow
Russet Sparrow
It is believed that voice of Russet Sparrow is the sweetest among all sparrows. Its calls are softer and more musical as compared to house sparrow. This bird is mainly found in Himalaya and Eastern Asia. I liked this bird very much and will share ,more information and picture of it with you.

Russet Sparrow, House Sparrow,
Russet Sparrow with House Sparrow

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