house sparrow

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small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe

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of 2004 in a nest box population of House Sparrows distributed between five barns at the University of Kentucky's Agricultural Experimental Research Station.
The average number of birds observed during the study period were highest (n=606) in the rural (98 Chak N') and lowest (n=354) in urban (Cheema colony) area (Table I) Table II shows that 2998 house sparrows from rural and 1873 sparrow from urban sampling sites were counted.
House sparrows need insects to feed on so keeping grass longer provides a habitat while deciduous shrubs and a vegetable patch give sparrows somewhere to gather.
Many well-intended nature watchers put up abominable house sparrow boxes that defeat bluebird nesting attempts and only add to bluebird survival problems.
The dwindling population has led the RSPB to place the species on their "red list" of high concern along with the CHATTERING: house sparrow.
Blood gas partial pressures, pH, and bicarbonate and lactate concentrations were measured from the basilic vein of mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) and the jugular vein of boat-tailed grackles (Quiscalus major) and house sparrows (Passer domesticus) to assess immediate impacts of mist net capture and handling for banding and venipuncture.
Dr Suhel Quader of the Nature Conservation Foundation added: "Almost everyone knows about house sparrows, so there is a vast store of information available with citizens all across the country.
Peanuts are rich in fat and are popular with tits, greenfinches, house sparrows, nuthatches, great spotted woodpeckers and siskins.
Nesting house sparrows select houses with gardens over all other habitats in urban areas, including green spaces such as parks and allotments, according to a study by the British Trust for Ornithology.
During the early 1970s, there were 12 million house sparrows in the UK.
The number of urban house sparrows has dropped by 50% in the past 25 years and has been blamed on the lack of safe nesting sites in city areas.
Visitors can see house sparrows, skylarks, hovering kestrels and soaring buzzards and enjoy a day out walking and relaxing.
DELHI chief minister Sheila Dikshit is among those worried about the city's disappearing house sparrows.
As a rule, smaller seeds will attract house sparrows, dunnocks, finches and collared doves.
2% of House Sparrows (n = 177), in New Jersey were infected, compared to 21% of cardinals and 12.