SPARROW is a small perching bird. Its short, conical bill is adapted to feeding on seeds, but it also eats caterpillars and other INSECTS in summer. Sparrows are primarily birds of brushlands, fields and hedges, nesting and feeding on or near the ground. The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a member of the family Passeridea; it is a very common backyard bird in southern BC but is not native to N America: it was introduced to the eastern US in 1850 and spread rapidly across the continent....

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