Day 173: House Sparrow

Male House Sparrow Β©Jackie Brooks“The House Sparrow was introduced into Brooklyn, New York, in 1851. By 1900 it had spread to the Rocky Mountains. Two more introductions in the early 1870s, in San Francisco and Salt Lake City, aided the bird’s spread throughout the West. House Sparrows are now common across all of North America except Alaska and far northern Canada.” Source

28 thoughts on “Day 173: House Sparrow

  1. I love to watch the sparrows, this one is a lovely little fellow. European sparrows were deliberately introduced in the USA in the 19th century, which was a terrible mistake ( the same as introducing European starling), since the billions of these birds are displacing native bird species 😦 Another case when humans think that they know it all. ( No bird is responsible for this, of course).

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