Friday, June 11, 2010

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow or Passer domesticus.

Sent by Sanne from Groningen in Holland. This postcard was signed by postcrossers during Postcrossing meeting in Leeuwarden

This is from Wikipedia : The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a species of passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It is also known by the alternative vernacular names English Sparrow, Indian Sparrow, and Spatzie or Spotsie. It occurs naturally in most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. It has also been intentionally or accidentally introduced to many parts of the world, making it the most widely distributed wild bird. It is strongly associated with human habitations, but it is not the only sparrow species found near houses. It is a chunky little bird, with feathers mostly different shades of brown and grey.

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