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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus


This female house sparrow seems to be "panting". I've never seen a bird pant before, but it has been very hot and dry here, and yesterday, I observed numerous house sparrows that appeared to be panting - bill hanging open and not making any noise, but with their throats looking like they were twitching a little bit. Females are a plain brown color with gray-brown underparts. Their backs are striped with black and brown.


I spotted this sparrow in a semi-rural area.

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Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2016
Submitted on Jul 8, 2016

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