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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus
HOUSE SPARROW

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Olivier Swift, Xeno-canto

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Key information: The House Sparrow is one of the most well-known birds of Cyprus. Αs it likes to live near humans and nest in holes in buildings. Most of the time, it can be found in inhabited areas as it likes to live near humans and nest in holes in buildings. When they are not nesting, they live together in flocks of up to one hundred birds. The female is more uniform in appearance, lacking the black bib.

Length: 14 – 16 cm

Habitat: Towns and villages, farmland

When they can be seen: All year round

What they eat: Seeds, invertebrates

In Cyprus: Can be seen all over Cyprus

Status: Resident breeder

Illustration by Paschalis Dougalis

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