World Sparrow Day: Let’s celebrate the beauty of biodiversity

Mar 19, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

World Sparrow Day is celebrated on 20th March every year across the globe.

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This day is celebrated to raise awareness and convey a message to conserve the House Sparrow and...

...other common bird species and appreciate the beauty of biodiversity.

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Started by Nature Forever Society in collaboration with numerous other organisations,...

...this day is often celebrated by organising different kinds of activities and events like awareness campaigns, art competitions heavily covered by the media.

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House Sparrows are brown in colour with black streaks on its back, and are commonly found in urban cities.

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Male and female are easily distinguishable as...

...male sparrows are dark brown with black bib, grey chest and white cheeks whereas female sparrows are light brown in colour throughout its body, with no black bib, crown or white cheeks.

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The scientific term for House Sparrows is Passer Domesticus.

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Average height of these birds is 16cm whereas wingspan is 21cm and weighs about 25-40 gm.

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Sparrows are termed as opportunistic eaters as they commonly eat insects, seed of grains and weeds.

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The IUCN Red List of threatened species has listed sparrows under least concern category.

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In the last two decades their population has severely declined because -

Fast changing and evolving cities are no longer suitable for birds to build their nests and due to pollution caused by microwave towers and pesticides, it is no longer a suitable habitat.

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