As a result, we detected evidence of SLE (but not WN) virus infection in two resident birds: an adult House Sparrow
from New Rochelle (Westchester County) and a 1-year-old captive pigeon in Valley Stream (Nassau County).
Nature is a joy because of creatures like the house sparrow
and the brilliant thing about them is that they are there, in mine and your back garden.
<BA house sparrow
(passer domesticus) in a hedge
RSPB spokesman Chris Collett assured twitchers both starlings and house sparrows
remained a common feature in Merseyside gardens.
Dunnocks are easily overlooked as "house sparrows
", which possibly is the reason for their alternative name of hedge sparrow.
He added:"This year's results show some encouraging statistics in Scotland with nearly 16 per cent more starlings than the birdwatch 10 years ago, and nearly 30 per cent more house sparrows
.This can give us some hope that despite declines, it's possible at least a partial recovery may be happening.
In Northumberland, where almost 4,000 people took part, the top 10 was: house sparrow
; starling; blue tit; blackbird; chaffinch; woodpigeon; great tit; goldfinch; jackdaw; coal tit.
Present study was therefore, aimed to investigate the possible genetic differentiation and variation for the house sparrow
using microsatellite markers as the genetic resources of this species (Passer domesticus) had not been studied in this region (Pakistan) before.
In two large bird cages (12Lx12Wx8H feet), the food choice experiment was completed to evaluate the relative efficacy of methylanthranilate and anthraquinone against the house sparrow
(Passer domesticus) in the area of Zoological Research Station at Botanical Garden, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan, from December, 2014 through March, 2015.
While the flightless great auk could not adapt as its natural environment was invaded by increasing numbers of Europeans, the house sparrow
chose to align itself with humans some 10,000 years ago.
com) In first place was the house sparrow
, with an average 4.3 sightings per garden per hour.
The common house sparrow
the one of the most ubiquitous birds around us and one of the more familiar winged companions of human beings is now disappearing.