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

In the United Kingdom, the house sparrow population has been in decline since the 1970s, and noise pollution could be linked to the mortality rate being observed in young house sparrows across the country. Researchers believe man-made noise could keep adult birds from hearing the hunger calls of their dependent offspring.

2012-05-17 23:01:39

Duncraft offers an

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2010-08-28 10:45:07

Less-pretty female house sparrows tend to lower their aim when selecting a mate.


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2008-09-17 15:05:34

The Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia), is a small passerine bird that is found on barren rocky hills from the Iberian peninsula and western north Africa across southern Europe and through central Asia. In the west of its range it is mainly resident, but Asian birds migrate further south, or move down the mountains. It is a large sparrow, 6 to 6.75 inches in length, with a strong whitish eye stripe and weaker crown stripe. It has a patterned brown back and wings, streaked underparts, and a...

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2008-09-17 15:04:09

The Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis), also known as the Yellow-throated Sparrow, is a species of sparrow-like bird found in South Asia. It is found in forest and open scrub habitats. The species breeds in tree hollows often making use of the holes made be primary hole nesting birds such as barbets and woodpeckers. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-09-17 15:01:35

The Iago Sparrow (Passer iagoensis), also known as the Cape Verde Sparrow, is a member of the Old World sparrow family. It is native to the Cape Verde Islands where it is very common on most islands except for Fogo and is scarce on Santa Luzia, Branco and Sal. It can be found in a wide variety of habitats but is most commonly found in lava plains, desert and dry scrub. The Iago Sparrow is a little over 5 inches long with a 6.75 to 7.75 inch wingspan. The male has a black crown, throat and...

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2008-05-12 14:55:18

The Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia), is a small passerine bird that breeds on barren rocky hills from the Iberian peninsula and western north Africa across southern Europe and through central Asia. It is largely resident in the west of its range, but Asian birds migrate to more southerly areas, or move down the mountains. It is a rare vagrant north of its breeding range. This species is a large stocky sparrow, 5.75 to 6.75 inches in length, with a strong whitish eyebrow patch and weaker...

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2008-05-12 14:53:32

The Yellow-throated Sparrow (Petronia xanthocollis), also known as the Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, is a species of sparrow-like bird found in South Asia. It is found in forest and open scrub habitats. The species breeds in tree hollows often making use of the holes made by primary hole nesting birds such as Barbets and Woodpeckers. Photo Copyright and Credit

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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