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Set B4 - Bird Portraits - card information

7. House Sparrow

7. House Sparrow

Wherever man has his dwelling there the house sparrow is sure to be found. It is sociable, a "flock" bird even in the nesting season. It is bold and mischievous, and when the corn is ripe it leaves its town or village home, and descends in devouring crowds on the grain, and does much damage. It nests in buildings and in holes in trees, and will often take over the mud nest of house martins and the holes of sand martins, occasionally evicting the rightful owners. Two broods, and often three are reared in the year.