house sparrow

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Synonyms for house sparrow

small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe

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Three species comprised 80% of samples (chicken [38%], Rock Dove or Domestic Pigeon [28%], and House Sparrow [16%]).
House sparrows may have more colourful neighbours, but they really are the most delightful birds.
Northumberland: house sparrow; blackbird; starling; jackdaw; carrion crow; black-headed gull; blue tit; woodpigeon; robin; chaffinch.
Pair-wise population differentiation (FST) between four populations of house sparrow for (16) microsatellite loci from Faisalabad.
Unfortunately, the house sparrow is now a disappearing species.
tailed tit In West Yorkshire the most commonly seen bird was the house sparrow, with an average of 3.86 per garden, followed by the starling (3.04) and blackbird (2.69).
(2003) who provided seed at House Sparrow nests in a reciprocal design so that pairs experienced food supplements during some fertile periods but not others.
House sparrow and starling are on the red list meaning that they are of "highest conservation priority -- species needing urgent action'"
Scientists from the University of Granada, in collaboration with the South African University of the Witwatersrand and the Percy FitzPatrick Institute at the University of Cape Town, made the discovery about the female house sparrow (Passer domesticus).
Many well-intended nature watchers put up abominable house sparrow boxes that defeat bluebird nesting attempts and only add to bluebird survival problems.
The house sparrow has seen one of the greatest losses of any bird in the UK.
Dr Raju Kasambe, head of the Important Bird Areas Programme at BNHS, said: "There is an urgent need to understand the status of our commonest bird, the ubiquitous house sparrow.