House Sparrows (Juveniles)- Passer domesticus on Bauhinia purpurea (Kaniar)

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J.M. Garg

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Aug 5, 2007, 11:30:31 PM8/5/07
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Shot recently at Kolkata. They generally keep hiding in the foliage (playing, preening, learning tricks of the trade etc.), awaiting their parents to return with food. Seen here on a Kaniar tree (Bauhinia purpurea).
 
House Sparrow: (Passer domesticus), Resident, abundant, 15 cm, song of a breeding male 'tsi, tsi, tsi,...', 'cheer, cheer, cheer...', various other chirping notes, a conical bill for eating grains, comensal with human habitation, omnivorous, nest of straw, feathers etc. in a house or a building.

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Mandaluke

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Aug 9, 2007, 3:05:06 AM8/9/07
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I have hung a narrow transparent plastic tube with holes along the
sides, filled with bajri (millet seeds), in my balcony in Mumbai. All
day around 200 sparrows come there to eat, it is so delightful to
watch their antics. When the food gets over (very fast!!) they come
and look longingly until it is replenished. I read recently that
house sparrows are becoming scarce in cities today, but Im pleased to
report that they are very much around in my balcony.
Manda.

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