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Delhi – House Sparrow

House sparrow

Common Name: House Sparrow

Local Name: Goraya (Hindi), Chorui (Bengali)

Scientific Name: Passer domesticus 

Description: The House Sparrow is a little, brown bird with black streaks running across its back. The male birds have white cheeks, a black bib, a grey chest, and a dark brown complexion. The female birds have gray and light brown coloring.

Threats: The House Sparrow has coexisted harmoniously with humans for a long time. However, in the past 20 years, their population has drastically decreased. quick urbanization, which results in a lack of nesting places due to modern designs, the installation of numerous mobile towers, the loss of foraging grounds as green spaces in cities are replaced with concrete structures, quick hunting, etc., are the reasons for their population decline.

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