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Sparrows are a group of small sized birds that are found in woodlands and across farmlands all around the world. Today, there are thought to be 140 different species of sparrow spread throughout almost every continent.

Historically, the true sparrows were found throughout Europe and in parts of Asia and Northern Africa. However, human travellers that settled on other continents including Australia and America introduced sparrows to these areas, where they are now considered to be part of the native wildlife.

Sparrows are generally small sized birds that can be easily identified by their smoothly rounded heads. Sparrows range in size from the Chestnut sparrow found in Africa, which is just over 10cm in height, to the Parrot-billed sparrow (also found in Africa) that grows to more than 18cm tall.

Sparrows are omnivorous birds that mainly eat seeds and substitute their diet with berries, fruits and small insects. Some sparrow species have also adapted to life in the city where like gulls and pigeons, these plump little birds are known to eat almost anything that they can find.

Due to their small size, sparrows are prey to numerous predators within their native environments all around the world. Cats, dogs, snakes, foxes and birds of prey are just a handful of the natural predators of the sparrow in the wild.

Sparrows breed when the weather begins to warm in the spring, when female sparrows make nests in trees and rafters in which to lay their eggs (an average of 4-5 are laid per clutch). The female sparrow incubates her eggs which hatch in only a couple of weeks, when the vulnerable chicks are cared for until they are strong enough to fledge (leave the nest)>

Today, there is little concern over the sparrow populations although it is possible that populations will be affected by the ever changing weather conditions as a result of global warming and therefore, drastic climate change.


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deepthidhipa

" i love sparrowr so so so much they are very cute :P "

paetyn

"i love sparrows so much too !!!!"

sam

"i love sparrows so much "

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Sparrow Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Aves
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Passeriformes
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Passeridae
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Passeridae
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Bird
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Omnivore
Size (H):
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
11.4cm - 18cm (4.5in - 7in)
Wing Span:
The measurement from one wing tip to the other...
12cm - 20cm (4.8in - 7.9in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
13.4g - 42g (0.5oz - 1.5oz)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
40km/h (25mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
4 - 7 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Flock
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
White, Black, Grey, Brown, Tan, Blue, Yellow
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Feathers
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Countryside and woodland
Average Clutch Size:
The average number of eggs laif at once...
4
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Insects, Seeds, Berries
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Cats, Snakes, Hawks
Distinctive Features:
Characteristics unique to the animal...
Small body size and rounded head

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