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House Sparrow Passer domesticus  
House Sparrow
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India
Date : 23 April 2017
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 :While going towards irrigation canal for birding, we heard alarming and threatening calls of few common birds. When we stop to observe, we saw Indian Rat Snake on a small tree, it was trying to escape from biting and attacking Indian Mongoose. All the common bird like Common Babbler, Jungle Babbler, White-eared Bulbul, House Sparrow, Petronia, Purple Sunbird and Ashy Prinia are vigorously making threatening calls. Finally, snake reached on very thin twig, Indian Mongoose loose its balance and fell down from tree. Even after Indian Mongoose gone, commoners continued their threatening calls until snake disappeared in bushes. You can see the video on following link “https://youtu.be/WMpGFes75bg “.VP & PM