World Sparrow Day 20th March বিশ্ব ঘৰচিৰিকা দিবস

The cheerful, gregarious house sparrows, once commonly seen flitting around the neighborhood, are in real trouble and are vanishing from the center of many cities and rural areas. Their recent decline has put them on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List category.

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 10:05 - This is a sparrowsparrow
Sun, 11/02/2008 - 04:34 - Lincoln's Sparrow
Great Piece Meadows
Fairfield, New Jersey
11/2/08

I had this sitting on my computer for a while in my folder named 'Great Piece', and it was mixed in with many typical shots of song sparrows.  Tonight was probably my 3rd time reviewing those photos, and I guess the subtle hints of buffiness finally caught my eye.

Thanks to Ripma for confirmation because I was still really torn on the ID.


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Mon, 11/19/2007 - 03:47 - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparrow Sat, 06/05/2010 - 17:08 - Sparrow exploring Wed, 12/24/2008 - 13:50 - Sparrow Sat, 01/15/2005 - 18:01 - A sparrow in New York

This was a test to see if the meta tags stayed in tact. And they have... oh joy, this is going to make things so much easier...

The house sparrow is associated with humans since early childhood as it is generally the first bird we learn to identify. For many, the fascination of observing house sparrows leads to a lifelong association with birds and ornithology. No other bird is found in close proximity to humans like the house sparrow. House sparrows have been associated with folklore and songs for eons.

Mon, 03/03/2008 - 10:24 - Another visitor of our garden.
Male sparrow - männlicher Hausspatz.. 

EOS 400D, f/7,1  ISO 800  1/400sec  390 mmSparrow
Sun, 03/08/2009 - 09:43 - Caught this thirsty sparrow drinking from this decorative water trough with rose petals in it. Beautiful sight ! Thu, 07/19/2007 - 19:03 - Sotano de las Golondrinas (literally Sparrow's Basement) - a place where at dawn thousands of sparrows go to sleep and nest. Its a hole in the ground dont know how many meters deep. San Luis Potosi, Mexico Mon, 08/11/2008 - 18:52 - A sparrow eating a bit of corn. Sat, 09/23/2006 - 09:29 - 
The Sparrow.

A LITTLE bird, with plumage brown,
Beside my window flutters down,
A moment chirps its little strain,
Then taps upon my window-pane,
And chirps again, and hops along,
To call my notice to its song;
But I work on, nor heed its lay,
Till, in neglect, it flies away.

So birds of peace and hope and love
Come fluttering earthward from above,
To settle on life's window-sills,
And ease our load of earthly ills;
But we, in traffic's rush and din
Too deep engaged to let them in,
With deadened heart and sense plod on,
Nor know our loss till they are gone.

The house sparrow was one of the most abundant and common birds in the world. But like all other plants and animals, which were once abundant, their numbers are declining across their natural range. The reason for the decline of house sparrows has been one of the greatest mysteries of recent times.

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 13:09 - sparrow in dorset ,radipole lake weymouth sparrow
Sat, 05/13/2006 - 07:23 - WTTO Tower 

The house sparrows are believed to be declining for various reasons ranging, from the destruction of its habitat to a lack of insects for young ones to the ever increasing microwave pollution from the mobile phone towers.

Sat, 01/05/2008 - 10:03 - House Sparrow / Passer Domesticus
IndiaHouse sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Fri, 11/24/2006 - 13:23 - yes they lived inside the water drain pipe.. taken at mumbai. Tue, 09/23/2008 - 07:37 - listen to me >: Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:29 - A female Indian House Sparrow (Passer domesticus). She wasn't afraid of my camera or me and stayed put on my kitchen window for a while. Though I see a lot of them where I live, I understand they are endangered in India as their numbers are diminishing with time.
Animals - Of the living, non-human variety. Sun, 08/30/2009 - 18:03 - Pain is just weakness leaving the body, that of which doesnt kill me will only make me stronger.

World Sparrow Day will focus on raising awareness on the decline of house sparrows and the problems faced by house sparrows in their day-to-day survival. In addition, World Sparrow Day will be held to celebrate and appreciate the importance of common biodiversity found around us.

Source : www.worldsparrowday.org

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