High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Russet Sparrow or
Cinnamon Sparrow (Passer rutilans) is a passerine bird of the
sparrow family Passeridae. A chunky little seed-eating bird with a
thick bill, it has a body length of 14-15 cm (5.5-5.9 in). Its
plumage is mainly warm rufous above and grey below. It exhibits
sexual dimorphism, with both sexes having a pattern similar to that
of the corresponding sex of House Sparrow. Its vocalisations are
sweet and musical chirps, which when strung together form a song.
Three geographical subspecies are recognised, differing in the
yellowness of their underparts. The subspecies rutilans and
intensior breed in parts of eastern Asia, where they are usually
found in light woodland, and the subspecies cinnamomeus breeds in
the Himalayas, where it is usually associated with terrace
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