January 2, 2018 – Plain-backed Sparrow or Pegu Sparrow (Passer flaveolus)

These sparrows are found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. They eat mostly plant foods, including grass seeds and berries, but feed aphids and other insects to their chicks. Pairs nest in loose colonies throughout the year, especially from January to July, likely raising two broods. Their nests are built from dry vegetation, lined with feathers. Both parents care for the chicks.