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house sparrow

house sparrow
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Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-25
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-25 5:15
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia House Sparrow

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
Species: P. domesticus

Binomial name
Passer domesticus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The range of the House Sparrow, with its native range in dark green and its introduced range in light green.

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a member of the Old World sparrow family Passeridae, considered by some to be 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 the planet. In the United States it is also colloquially known as the English Sparrow to distinguish it from native species.

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

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-25 10:42]

Buna Liviu,

Ai reusit un portret bun al vrabiutei. Detaliile sunt bune si culorile naturale. Poate daca schimbai putin POV-ul ai fiscapat de fundalul acela incarcat ce ridica semne de intrebare. Stiu desigur ca nu este un lucru usor cand te concentrezi asupra pasarii.

TFS si toate cele bune,

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