. An illustrated manual of British birds. Birds. FRINGILLIN^.. THE TREE-SPARROW. Passer montanus (Linnaeus). The Tree-Sparrow is rarer and more local than the preceding species, but it is undoubtedly extending its range, having recently- been found in the Outer Hebrides, including St. Kilda, and in North Ronay, as well as in many other places where it was unknown in former times. In the south-west of England it is as yet un- common, and it is not abundant in Wales, although it breeds in Brecon; while it is very local in Lancashire and Cumberland. It is probably more abundant in Cambridgeshire

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. An illustrated manual of British birds. Birds. FRINGILLIN^.. THE TREE-SPARROW. Passer montanus (Linnaeus). The Tree-Sparrow is rarer and more local than the preceding species, but it is undoubtedly extending its range, having recently- been found in the Outer Hebrides, including St. Kilda, and in North Ronay, as well as in many other places where it was unknown in former times. In the south-west of England it is as yet un- common, and it is not abundant in Wales, although it breeds in Brecon; while it is very local in Lancashire and Cumberland. It is probably more abundant in Cambridgeshire and some of the eastern and midland counties than elsewhere ; but it is difficult to sketch its distribution with accuracy, owing to the strong probability that, from its resemblance to the House-Sparrow, it has often been overlooked. Large numbers arrive from the Continent upon our north-east coast in autumn. On the mainland of Scotland its settlements are mostly along the eastern side, from the Border to Sutherland. Unknown in Ireland until 1852, it is now a resident and increasing species near Dublin ; Mr. H. M. Wallis has stated that he saw a pair in May 1886 on Aranmore Island, off Donegal; and a bird has been taken at the Tuskar lighthouse. About 1869 the Tree-Sparrow reached the Fseroes, where it has multiplied exceedingly; and in Norway, although still local, it has now spread beyond the Arctic circle. Throughout the rest of northern and temperate Europe it is generally distributed; in Hun- gary and Slavonia it is more abundant than the House-Sparrow; and, although local, it may be said to be common in most parts of. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Saunders, Howard, 1835-1907. London, Gurney and Jackson

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