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House Sparrow

House Sparrow
Scientific name:Passer domesticus
Description:The cinnamon-brown male has grey upper tail coverts, white ear coverts and large black patch in centre of breast. The duller female has black streaks on back and two whitish wing bars
Habits:Familiar companion of humans - chirpy and cheerful. Numbers seem to be declining lately and one cause could be lack of suitable nesting sites. Mainly a seed-eater, House Sparrows have a mixed diet which includes insects. Usually seen in pairs, they move in small flocks and roost communally. Nests exclusively in human dwellings.
Habitat:Grassland, farmlands, towns, cities, human habitations
Range:Widespread resident replaced by the Eurasian Tree Sparrow in the hills and in the extreme north-east.

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