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More Feathers Means More Eggs When It Comes To Sparrows
2013-05-07 20:16:17

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology An international team lead by the University of Granada has found that female sparrows will invest more energy into laying eggs according to the male's ability to fill the nest with feathers which serve to insulate the chicks from the cold and keep them alive. 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...

House Sparrows Threatened By Urban Noise
2012-07-13 10:56:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Man-made noise is something that will likely never go away, yet, long-term exposure to the commotions of everyday hubbub is increasing the likelihood of many health issues for us humans. But humans aside, the ever-droning din of our everyday cultures are also taking a toll on birds, particularly house sparrows. In the United Kingdom, the house sparrow population has been in decline since the 1970s, and noise pollution could be...

2012-05-17 23:01:39

Duncraft offers an impressive selection of bird houses both for specific birds and multi-functional houses that will work for many birds. Although a house may not have every recommended feature and can still be perfectly serviceable, Duncraft offers these tips on the best things to look for when purchasing a bird house. Concord, NH (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Duncraft offers an impressive selection of bird houses both for specific birds and multi-functional houses that will work for many birds....

2012-03-06 13:00:00

Duncraft has the answers to the most common questions bird lovers have about feeding birds in their yards. Bird feeding is the second most popular hobby in the United States–right behind gardening. Not only the largest supplier of wild bird feeding and housing products, Duncraft is also a vast source of information on bird feeding–on Twitter, Facebook and Duncraft´s Wild Bird Blog. Concord, NH (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 1. What´s the best way to clean bird feeders?...

2011-04-27 09:02:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to garner appreciation for wildlife, especially the state's bluebird population, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's webcasting of a live video feed from a bluebird nestbox on the grounds of its Harrisburg Headquarters now is providing a glimpse into an active nest. To view the live feed, visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on the "Bluebird Nest Cam" icon in the center of the homepage. "After...

2011-01-19 11:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are interested in connecting with wildlife in your own backyard, beginning Monday, Jan. 24, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue. The boxes sell for $7, and customers can select from assembled boxes or kits that can be assembled as a wood-working project. "Bluebirds are early nesters, so now is the time put up new nest boxes, as well...

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2010-08-28 10:45:07

Less-pretty female house sparrows tend to lower their aim when selecting a mate. Addressing the lack of studies on condition-dependency of female mate choice, researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology found that female sparrows of a low quality prefer males of an equally low quality. Researchers from the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology in Vienna studied sexual selection preferences in the common house sparrow. Though it has always been assumed that females...

2010-06-24 13:40:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the successful fledging of four bluebird chicks about two weeks ago, a pair of bluebirds wasted no time in getting on with a second nest that can be viewed through a live webcast on the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us). The live video feed from a bluebird nestbox on the grounds of the Game Commission's Harrisburg Headquarters can be viewed by clicking on the "Bluebird Live-Feed" icon under the opening...

2010-05-20 12:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With four of five eggs hatched, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's webcasting of a live video feed from a bluebird nestbox on the grounds of its Harrisburg Headquarters now is providing viewers a chance to watch the adult bluebirds feed their chicks. To view the live feed, visit the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and click on the "Bluebird Nestbox Cam" icon under the opening photo in the center of the homepage. "After several...


Latest House Sparrow Reference Libraries

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2008-05-16 12:52:14

The House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), is a species of finch of the Rosefinch genus. Originally only a resident of Mexico and the southwestern United States, they were introduced to eastern North America in the 1940s. These birds are mainly permanent residents, though some eastern birds migrate south. Their breeding habitat is urban and suburban areas in the East as well as various semi-open areas in the West from southern Canada to northern Florida and the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The...

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2008-05-12 14:51:09

The Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus), breeds over much of Europe and Siberia. Allied forms of this species also occur in other parts of Asia. It has been introduced to Australia and the United States as well. In the United States it is known as the Eurasian Tree Sparrow or German Sparrow to differentiate it from the native, unrelated American Tree Sparrow. In some parts of its natural range, the Tree Sparrow is declining in population due to changes in farming methods. The Tree Sparrow is 5...

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2008-05-12 14:38:23

The Cinnamon Sparrow (Passer rutilans), also known as the Russet Sparrow, is a species of sparrow found throughout Asia in woodlands and towns. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-12 14:20:32

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae. This bird is loosely considered a relative of the Weaver Finch family. It occurs naturally in most of Europe and much of Asia. It has also followed humans all over the world and has been intentionally or accidentally introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as urban areas in other parts of the world. It is now the most widely distributed wild bird on...

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2006-07-30 13:25:32

The House Martin, Delichon urbica, is a migratory perching bird of the family Hiruninidae. The European range of the House Martin roughly corresponds with that of its relative the Barn Swallow, and it also winters in tropical Africa. The adult House Martin is steel-blue above with a white rump, and white underparts. Its short legs and toes have white downy feathering. Its bill is black. The young bird is sooty black, and some of the coverts and quills have white tips and edgings. The white...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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