Saturday, 19 March 2011

World Sparrow Day

World Sparrow day is today (20th March). The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) was once a common sight. It was hard not to encounter one anywhere you went. It used to be so common that one almost called it a pest.

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Times have changed…. this little bird is no longer easy to spot. They have disappeared from most localities and are facing a huge challenge just to survive. Habitat destruction and unavailability of insect food are thought to be the main reasons.

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World Sparrow Day is being celebrated to spread awareness about the threatened status of this wonderful bird. Please visit http://www.worldsparrowday.org/ to know more.


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