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House sparrow

Passer domesticus

Description:

The House Sparrow is a compact small bird, it has a typical length of 16 cm (6.3 in) and a weight of 24–39.5 g (0.85–1.39 oz). Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings.

Habitat:

The House Sparrow is strongly associated with human habitations, and can live in urban or rural settings. Though found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts away from human development.

Notes:

Its intentional or accidental introductions to many regions, including parts of Australia, Africa, and the Americas, make it the most widely distributed wild bird.

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2 Comments

SuranjanMithra
SuranjanMithra 8 years ago

arnt they a little delight ! Thanks Emma !

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

i will always love this bird!

SuranjanMithra
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SuranjanMithra

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Spotted on Aug 5, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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