sparrow


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sparrow

small gray-brown bird with a universal distribution.

Eurasian tree sparrow
a denizen of rural areas, in copses and spinneys. Called also Passer montanus.
house sparrow
the town bird. Called also Passer domesticus.
Java sparrow
a large gray or white finch (up to 6 inches and 30 g) used as a companion bird; called also Padda oryzivora.
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But the sparrow began to flutter about, and stretch out her neck and cried, 'Carter
Mary felt that she could have forgone this display of animal good temper, but seeing that Ralph, for some curious reason, took a pride in the sparrows, she bet him sixpence that he would not succeed.
Of course, they wasn't a white sparrow, but by getting up early an' attendin' to things he'd been slack about before--oh, I got it all right.
Let them hunt their white sparrows in the Sacramento islands and the irrigation valleys.
she says it's a pity to kill the pretty singing birds, but the naughty sparrows, and mice, and rats, I may do what I like with.
By regularly topping up feeders, this could increase house sparrow numbers in your area.
Sparrow used a magnifying glass to study photographs from the 1890s.
Sparrow, a summer signing from Scunthorpe, slammed home a first half wonder goal and added another after the break before Charlie Austin set up a tense finish.
Sparrow used amphetamines for eight years and became addicted.
Tree sparrow populations in the UK have fallen by 97% since the 1970s.
Sparrow numbers have fallen 68 per cent in Britain since 1977.
Sparrow Delaney is the sort of character who is exactly calculated to make the reader fall immediately and irrevocably in love with her, and the book's mystery-laden plot demands "just five more pages" of its reader all the way to its end.