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House Sparrow Passer domesticus indicus   - Mating sequence
House Sparrow
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Black Hills, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 17 September 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 :Once believed declined in number, House sparrows are successfully re-habitat in many areas. We noticed their presence on the highest peak of Kutch-‘Black Hills’, Gujarat, India. They made nests under the roofs of tourist shed. When we observed mating pair, another male house sparrow try to get the attention of this House sparrow pair. Male House sparrow continues mating and chasing out another male sparrow simultaneously around 10-12 minutes.- VP & PM