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House Sparrow (Parents Feeding Their Young)

Passer domesticus

Description:

Series: Not long after my father built this birdhouse for his backyard, a House Sparrow couple took up residence. On one of my visits there, during the summer of 2016, I could hear the "peeping" of their babies through the kitchen window. So I quickly grabbed my camera an took several photos of both of the parents going off to find food and returning to feed their young.

Habitat:

Backyard Birdhouse (Urban Neighborhood)

Notes:

House Sparrows have lived around humans for centuries. Look for them on city streets, taking handouts in parks and zoos, or cheeping from a perch on your roof or trees in your yard. House Sparrows are absent from undisturbed forests and grasslands, but they’re common in countryside around farmsteads.

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Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Westland, Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.31, Long: -83.40

Spotted on Jul 17, 2016
Submitted on Feb 16, 2017

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