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Old Feb 5, 2009, 6:24 PM   #1
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In Northern America an Outlaw, not protected by law, kinda terrist ya know


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The House Sparrow is native to Europe, Asia, and parts of North Africa, but it has spread throughout the globe since the middle of the nineteenth century.

It was introduced to North America
when a group of one hundred birds from England was released in Brooklyn, New York, and today its range is spread from northern British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada and down through most of the United States through Central America.

The northern border of its range fluctuates between sixty and seventy degrees latitude. In the southern hemisphere, all continents have been settled with exception of tropical South America
and Antarctica.

It is most commonly found in agricultural, urban, or suburban areas, and avoids unmodified areas such as woodlands, forests, grasslands, and deserts.



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What he's planning? Well - only your fantasy can set the limits

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But whatever happens - he'll be proud of his Eurasian heritage

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Very nice captures, Torgny, and interesting history lesson. I was not aware of the chronology of the Sparrow's migration

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Very nice captures, Torgny, and interesting history lesson. I was not aware of the chronology of the Sparrow's migration

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Thanks, Robert. Would like to know how they are looked upon in Northern America. Are they really seen as a "pest".

Over here the Canada Geese has spread immensely the last decades. People don't like them, ignorant of the fact that they, through their toughness, have cleared the way, opened up old habitats, for our own species

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Torgny, I can't speak for everyone, but I see them as a necessary part of our society, in that they are everywhere, very familiar to everyone, and eat scraps of any kind of food left on the ground or outdoor table. Along the coast, our seagulls are food scavengers, thanks to mans' inevitable encroachment on their feeding grounds. At the beach, they are particularly fond of french fries' or as some call them "chips".

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