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moineau / sparrow

moineau / sparrow
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-27 13:56
Viewed: 1985
Points: 2
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Moineau domestique - Passer domesticus - House Sparrow

Le Moineau domestique (Passer domesticus) est une espèce de petits passereaux très communs dans la plupart des parties du globe : originaire du bassin méditerranéen et d'une grande partie de l'Asie, ce moineau a été introduit accidentellement ou volontairement dans beaucoup d'autres régions du monde, en faisant l'oiseau à l'aire de répartition la plus vaste. Il côtoie largement l'humain avec lequel il entretient souvent une forte relation de commensalisme. C'est un oiseau assez trapu, massif, au plumage en teintes de brun et de gris.
Il se nourrit majoritairement de céréales et autres graines, mais sait s'adapter et tirer profit d'autres opportunités, consommant divers invertébrés, les insectes en premier lieu, qui servent par ailleurs d'alimentation de base aux oisillons.


The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. A small bird, it has a typical length of 16 cm (6.3 in) and a weight of 24–39.5 g (0.85–1.39 oz). Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings. One of about 25 species in the genus Passer, the House Sparrow occurs naturally in most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. Its intentional or accidental introductions to many regions, including parts of Australia, Africa, and the Americas, make it the most widely distributed wild bird.
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.

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hello Sochirca,
lovely photograph of this commoner. good DoF and clarity. nice presentation.

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