Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Passeridae
        Scientific Name : Passeridae

                      Size(H) : 11.4cm - 18cm 
                                         (4.5in - 7in)
                Wing Span : 12cm - 20cm 
                                         (4.8in - 7.9in)
                       Weight : 13.4g - 42g 
                                         (0.5oz - 1.5oz)
                 Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)

                  Life Span : 4 - 7 years
                      Colour : White, Black, Grey, 
                                      Brown, Tan,
                                      Blue, Yellow
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Small body size
                                      and rounded head
  1. Sparrows are a group of small sized birds found across the world’s woodlands and farmlands.
  2. There are around 140 species of sparrows found around the world.
  3. Initially, sparrows were found only in Europe, Asia and Northern Africa.
  4. Human settlers introduced sparrows to Australia and America and now they are a part of their native wildlife.
  5. They are small sized birds with smooth rounded heads.
  6. Depending on the species, they may grow between 11.4 to 18cm in height
  7. They are omnivores feeding on seeds, berries, fruits and small insects.
  8. The sparrows that have adapted to a life in cities may eat anything that they can find.
  9. Their numerous predators include cats, dogs, snakes, foxes and birds of prey.
  10. Sparrows breed in spring when female sparrows build their nest and lay eggs.
  11. The eggs after the female sparrow incubates them for 2 weeks,
  12. After which the chicks are looked after by the mother till they fledge.

 

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