Jeff Wendorff's portfolio of Old World Sparrows in the family, Passeridae. Old World Sparrow Wiki Old World Sparrows
are a family of small passerine birds, Passeridae. They are also known as true sparrows
, or Old World sparrows
, names also used for a particular genus of the family, Passer. They are distinct from both the American sparrows, in the family Emberizidae, and from a few other birds sharing their name, such as the Java sparrow of the family Estrildidae.
Many species nest on buildings, and the house and Eurasian tree sparrows in particular inhabit cities in large numbers, so sparrows
are among the most familiar of all wild birds. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects. Some species scavenge for food around cities and, like gulls or rock doves, will happily eat virtually anything in small quantities. Old World Sparrows Photographed Chestnut Sparrow, Passer eminibey House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
Kenya Rufous-sparrow, Passer rufocinctus
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, Passer diffusus
White-browed Sparrow-weaver, Plocepasser mahali Collective Noun - Sparrows
A group of sparrows is called a crew, flutter, host, meinie, quarrel, tribe, or ubiquity. Photography Workshops and Tours
I know that sparrows are not the most requested species on my workshops, but there a plenty of more available on many of workshops. Check out my website Wildlife Workshops
for all of the details.