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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Description:

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. A 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. One of about 25 species in the genus Passer, the House Sparrow occurs naturally in most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. Its intentional or accidental introductions to many regions, including parts of Australia, Africa, and the Americas, make it the most widely distributed wild bird.

Habitat:

They live near our Hotel in Terschelling, feeding on the leftover bread of the breakfast buffet.


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Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands

Lat: 53.40, Long: 5.37

Spotted on Apr 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

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