This is an Italian sparrow video.
From the BBC:
Italian sparrow joins family as a new species
By Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC Nature
Scientists in Norway say they have conclusive genetic evidence that sparrows recently evolved a third species.
Whether it is a distinct species has been the subject of a long scientific debate.
Many bird-watching guides already identify the Italian sparrow as a separate species.
The researchers studied populations of Italian and Spanish sparrows that share the same habitat in the south-east of Italy.
They took blood samples from the birds in order to extract DNA.
“By examining the genetics, we have shown conclusively that the Italian sparrow is of mixed origin – it is a hybrid of the house sparrow and the Spanish sparrow,” Dr Saetre told BBC Nature.
“Second, and perhaps equally important – it is not reproducing with the Spanish sparrow, even though the two birds live side-by-side.
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