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Nice snack


Nice snack
Photo Information
Copyright: Lars H Lange (Hector) (29)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-09 19:03
Viewed: 3603
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well caught this House Sparrow eating popcorn that some people had dropped. This was also shot during a trip to the Copenhagen zoo. Not all animals are kept in cages *G* - The house sparrow is very common in Denmark. And specially where there is people, that dropes of food.

Here is some info from Wikipedia:
The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae. It occurs naturally in most of Europe and Asia, though it is replaced by allied forms in some areas. It has also followed humans all over the world and has been intentionally or accidentally introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa and Australia as well as urban areas in other parts of the world. In the United States it is also known as the 'English Sparrow', to distinguish it from native species, as the large American population is descended from birds deliberately imported from Britain in the late 19th century. They were introduced independently in a number of American cities in the years between 1850 and 1875 as a means of pest control.

Wherever people build, House Sparrows sooner or later come to share their abodes. Though described as tame and semi-domestic, neither is strictly true; humans provide food and home, not companionship. The House Sparrow remains wary.

The 14 to 16 centimetre long House Sparrow is abundant but not universally common; in many hilly districts it is scarce. In cities, towns and villages, even round isolated farms, it can be the most abundant bird.


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