How to Draw a Tree Sparrow

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Tree Sparrow in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Tree Sparrow.

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How to Draw a Tree Sparrow - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The head of our tree sparrow is rounded up top, with a pointy beak on the side.

Step 2: Add an eye, a short line dividing the beak in half, and some lines for the face details.

Step 3: Then, draw the body. Make a curved line for the front, and a straight line for the back. Leave a gap at the bottom for the tail.

Step 4: Make the tail next. Start with a triangle that comes from the body down into a pointed line. Color in the bottom of the tail.

Step 5: Now make small u shapes for feathers in the pattern of a wing.

Step 6: Lastly, draw some straight lines for legs. Add a branch for your tree sparrow to sit on and you are finished. These birds are tan and brown if you would like to color your drawing.

Interesting Facts about the Tree Sparrow

Found across almost all of Europe, Asia, and South East Asia, the Tree Sparrow was also introduced to the Southern United States. They can be found in cities all over Eastern Asia but prefer lightly wooded or open country sides in Europe where its relative the house sparrow dominates cities.

Did you know?

  • Tree Sparrows were released into the St. Louis, Missouri area in 1870 and haven’t spread much farther since.
  • Tree Sparrow’s were considered part of the finch family until 1760 when their classification was changed.
  • Due to parasites, disease, and natural predators Tree Sparrows usually live for just two years.
  • Tree Sparrows make their nests the holes of trees or buildings or inside the nests of the European Magpie.
  • Unlike many other members of their genus male and female Tree Sparrows look almost identical.

Lesson plan note: The Tree Sparrow often appears in Asian art flying in flocks and also inspired the traditional Japanese dance the Suzume Odori which mimics its behavior. Look up examples of the Suzume Odori and teach to students to show them how important Tree Sparrows are in Asian cultures like Japan.Intresting Facts about the Swallow-Tailed Kites