Mystery Sparrow from Shanghai, China

I've been playing a game of "what bird is this" with a local friend. He has been remarkable in getting all of the birds correct. The bird shown here, we can't agree on the identification. The picture is not very good, but there should be enough field marks to identify the bird. This is taken in the middle of the city. Other birds seen at the same time include Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

Below is a photograph taken of the "Mystery Sparrow". The photo is taken with a Nikon 4500 camera.

Taken 10/14/2002 1:19 PM
Last update 2002 Nov 17