house sparrow


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house sparrow:

see English sparrowEnglish sparrow
or house sparrow,
small bird, Passer domesticus, common throughout most of the world. English sparrows are 4 to 7 in. (10–18 cm) long, with short, stout bills.
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It was estimated that the replacement of the horse by the automobile as a means of transport resulted in the first urban decline of the house sparrow (Summers-Smith, 2005).
RSPB spokesman Chris Collett assured twitchers both starlings and house sparrows remained a common feature in Merseyside gardens.
Last year's Big Garden Birdwatch results showed the starling topping the leader board in Wales with an average of seven visits per garden, knocking the house sparrow off the top spot.
During the early 1970s, there were 12 million house sparrows in the UK.
Tree sparrows can be readily distinguished from male house sparrows by a black spot on large white cheeks, and a chestnut (not grey) crown.
Again, three species represented approximately 80% of all specimens obtained (Domestic Chicken [56%], Rock Dove [19%], and House Sparrow [8%]).
Despite the naturalists' warnings that the importation of foreign birds would do further harm to native ones, the importation of house sparrow (Passer domesticus) began in Brooklyn in the winter of 1852.
The starling and house sparrow came in second and third place respectively with averages of 5.
Last year the house sparrow was the most popular bird in West Midlands' gardens.
We compared the disease course in the house finch, American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), and house sparrow (Passer domesticus) after inoculation into the conjunctival sac with M gallisepticum and also the degree to which the 3 species were infectious to other naive house finches.
THE house sparrow, the starling and the chaffinch are the top three birds most likely to be seen in Welsh gardens an RSPB survey reveals today.
THE house sparrow has taken top spot in the world's biggest bird survey, wildlife campaigners said today.