Photo Of The Month

May 2024

This is a featured photo of the month. I will try and update this monthly with a favorite photo.

  • Common Name: House Sparrow
  • Scientific Name: Passer domesticus
  • Date Taken: April 6, 2024
  • Location: Udon Thani
  • Thailand
  • Photographer: Howard Cunningham

  • House Sparrows are found in more places in the world than any other wild bird.
    Originally from the Middle East, they have been living with humans for 10,000
    years, and have spread around the globe with human agriculture. They are now
    found wherever there are people, except they don’t live in dense forests or
    in the tundra. They will even build their nests in buildings. House Sparrows
    mate for life, and may live for 20 years. They eat mostly seeds and grains,
    but they will eat insects as well. They were one of the first animals to receive
    a scientific name, having been named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. They are so well
    adapted to people, they are usually not found in wilderness where no one lives.

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