Eurasian Tree Sparrow eating grass seeds

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“While waiting for our car at the workshop this morning my wife and I observed a small flock of Eurasian Tree Sparrows (Passer montanus malaccensis) feeding on the Axonopus compressus (carpet grass, savanna grass) *fruit (seeds?) (below).

Tree-sparrowE-Axonopus compressys [AnarSingh]

“Some others were vigorously pulling this and other grasses for nesting material (below).”

Tree-sparrowE-nesting material [AnarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
27th January 2017

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban enviroment

*Note: The fruits of grasses are one-seeded where the ovary wall is fused with the seed coat. Technically it is called caryopsis.

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