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House Sparrow Passer domesticus indicus   - Female with prey
House Sparrow
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Mount Abu, Sirohi District, Rajasthan, India
Date : 3 April 2016
English synonyms:English Sparrow, Phillip Sparrow, Indian House Sparrow (indicus), Ceylon House Sparrow (indicus), Kashmir House Sparrow (parkini), Turkestan House Sparrow (bactrianus)
Bird Family :Passerinae - Sparrows, Petronias & Snowfinches
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We spend around 2 hours in that garden at Mount Abu. We observe so many activities at that place as such feeding of Black-rumped Flameback and some touching moments of Jungle Babbler with their dead chick. At last when we were leaving that garden we saw spectacular feeding behaviour of House Sparrow along with other common birds. Gardener watering grass, whenever he change the direction of pipe, group of House Sparrow change their place also, foraging in wet soil and digging out worms. We saw these actions repeated many times. Male carry single worm while female carry more than one worm at a time. VP & PM