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Passer domesticus

Passer domesticus
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Nikon 55-200mm DX AF-S Lens
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-01-27 0:14
Viewed: 755
Points: 2
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Passer domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Aves: Passeridae
Common name: House sparrow

This is my first photo on birds. These house sparrows inhabitted the plant fence of my house. I estimate that about 25 are hidden into the fence.

One of about 25 species in the genus Passer, the house sparrow is native to most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. The house sparrow is strongly associated with human habitations, and can live in urban or rural settings. Though found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts away from human development. It feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, but it is an opportunistic eater and commonly eats insects and many other foods. Its predators include domestic cats, hawks, owls, and many other predatory birds and mammals. My cat is always waiting near the fence to catch a bird.

There is some variation in the twelve subspecies of house sparrow, which are divided into two groups, the Oriental indicus group, and the Palaearctic domesticus group. Birds of the domesticus group have grey cheeks, while indicus group birds have white cheeks as well as bright colouration on the crown, a smaller bill, and a longer black bib.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-27 2:33]

Hi Nikos,no insects in winter in our countries,and it's very difficult to find some friendly bird to take..ehehe...your capture is very nice,an excellent capture in this dark light,good sharpness despite the distance too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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