House Sparrow - Sadly declining in numbers. The house sparrow was once the most common bird in the world, but in the past few years, this bird has been on the decline over much of its natural range, both in the urban and rural habitats. House Sparrows rarely nest far away from human habitation. The male has the grey crown and black bib. They are now widespread on all the continents but Antarctica, and compete with native species. In the UK their numbers have been in severe decline over the years and they are now on the "Red List" of species at risk.
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