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Meaning of "house sparrow" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOUSE SPARROW

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOUSE SPARROW

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House sparrow is a noun.
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WHAT DOES HOUSE SPARROW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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House sparrow

The house sparrow is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. A small bird, it has a typical length of 16 cm and a weight of 24–39.5 g. Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings. One of about 25 species in the genus Passer, the house sparrow is native to most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. Its intentional or accidental introductions to many regions, including parts of Australia, Africa, and the Americas, make it the most widely distributed wild bird. The house sparrow is strongly associated with human habitations, and can live in urban or rural settings. Though found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts away from human development. It feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, but it is an opportunistic eater and commonly eats insects and many other foods. Its predators include domestic cats, hawks, owls, and many other predatory birds and mammals.

Definition of house sparrow in the English dictionary

The definition of house sparrow in the dictionary is a small Eurasian weaverbird, Passer domesticus, now established in North America and Australia. It has a brown streaked plumage with grey underparts Also called : English sparrow.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE HOUSE SPARROW

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Synonyms and antonyms of house sparrow in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «house sparrow» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOUSE SPARROW

Find out the translation of house sparrow to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of house sparrow from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «house sparrow» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

麻雀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gorrión común
570 millions of speakers

English

house sparrow
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घरेलू गौरैया
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عصفور منزل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

домовый воробей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pardal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘর স্প্যারো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moineau domestique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sparrow rumah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Haussperling
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イエスズメ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

집 참새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sparrow omah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà chim sẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீட்டில் குருவி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घर चिमणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ev serçe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

casa passero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wróbel
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

будинковий горобець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

casa vrabie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπουργιτιού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Huismossie
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

gråsparv
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

gråspurv
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOUSE SPARROW»

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Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow : From Genes to ...
The purpose of this book is to review and summarize the results of these global studies on House Sparrows, and to provide a springboard for future studies on the species.
Ted R. Anderson Professor of Biology McKendree College in Illinois (Emeritus), 2006
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The House Sparrow
CONTENTS. l'AGE The House Sparrow : by an Ornithologist - i The House Sparrow : by a Friend of the Farmers . . . . .19 The House Sparrow in Yarrell's British Birds . . . . . .46 The Sparrow on our Bill of Fare . . 49 The English Sparrow in ...
John Henry Gurney, C. Russell, Elliott Coues, 1885
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The House Sparrow at Home and Abroad - With Some Concluding ...
The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.
Thomas George Gentry, 2007
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Birds of Mississippi
Two species of sparrow-weavers have been introduced to North America: the common House Sparrow, or English Sparrow, and the European Tree Sparrow ( Passer montanus). The latter was introduced from Germany to a park in St. Louis,  ...
William H. Turcotte, David L. Watts, 1999
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Birds of British Columbia, Volume 4: Wood Warblers through ...
In the town of Hope, Kelleher (1963) found 86% of 44 House Sparrow nests in building cavities and 11% in nest boxes. A similar result was obtained in Vancouver, where Weber (1975) reported 91% of 56 sparrow nests in buildings and only ...
Wayne Campbell, Neil K. Dawe, Ian McTaggart-Cowan, 2001
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The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas
So wrote L. P. Fagen in 1909, expressing a view of the House Sparrow that is still shared by many. Fagen encouraged the destruction of this species whenever possible. The House Sparrow is not protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or  ...
Laura Spess Jackson, Carol A. Thompson, James J. Dinsmore, 1996
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Birds of the Middle East
Female similar to female House Sparrow, but sandy-grey mantle has thin, short dark streaks (bolder in House Sparrow) and may have obscure blackish 'bib'; two clear white wing-bars and creamy-white fringes to flight feathers (fringed warm ...
Richard Porter, Simon Aspinall, 2010
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Attracting Birds to Your Garden in Southern Africa
HOUSE SPARROW Passer domesticus (801) Length: 14 cm CAPE; SPARROW Passer melanums (803) Length: 15cm. The House Sparrow needs no introduction to gardeners through- j out the region and is often an unwelcome boarder ...
Lex Hes, 1994
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The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta
HOSP photo credit: W. Carlyle Status: The House Sparrow was introduced into North America in the 1850s, partly because European immigrants longed for familiar birds and partly because they believed this bird would aid in controlling insect ...
Glen Peter Semenchuk, 1992
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Know Your Bird Sounds: Songs and calls of yard, garden, and ...
An abundant and familiar bird of cities and villages is the House Sparrow (6 inches long), an Old World species introduced in Brooklyn in the mid-1800s and now a year-round resident in populated areas throughout most of North America.
Lang Elliott, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOUSE SPARROW»

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The Bird Watcher: The Case of the Spurious Sparrows
"House sparrow," he announced gravely. "Sparrow again," he said four times, then added: "All females or juveniles." We were no closer to ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
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An Open Letter to the People of the Coastal Bend - The Vindicator …
(However, please note that if you limit yourself to doing non-native species, namely House Sparrow, Eurasian Collared Dove, European ... «Liberty Vindicator, Jul 15»
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READER PICTURE: Sparrow in flight
This delightful picture of a house sparrow leaving a bird feeder in a Morley garden, was sent to us by reader Lee Hession. We love to receive ... «Morley Observer, Jul 15»
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Nature Nut: House finches now make nearly every state their home
Had it been a messy house sparrow, or more aggressive barn swallow, my wife would have probably suggested I not let the nest-building get ... «Post-Bulletin, Jul 15»
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Leaders: 230 million reasons to save planet Earth
Take for instance the virtual disappearance of the house sparrow. Since it over-ran Britain's gardens in the 1970s, the poor old sparrow has ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
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ST. Tammany Parish property transfers for June 16 to June 19
HOUSE SPARROW DRIVE 5005: $252,000, BMI Construction LLC to Devin G. Michaud. MADISON RIDGE ESTATES, PHASE 1, LOTS 15, 48, ... «The New Orleans Advocate, Jul 15»
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Meet BU's New Falcon Chicks
“Here we have remnants of a starling, a house sparrow, a pigeon, a flicker, and a female Baltimore oriole,” he said, holding the bird parts in his ... «BU Today, Jul 15»
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Chilly winter lures feathered friends
... would take months to evaluate the hundreds of survey forms from across the country, but preliminary results showed the house sparrow - with ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
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Birds of a feather flock together for a garden bird survey
A female house sparrow, perched among rapeseed, remains the most spotted bird species in New Zealand gardens. More birds have been ... «Timaru Herald, Jul 15»
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Feeders help increase count of bird sightings
He also spent time with a house sparrow eating bread crumbs. The Cape May stayed around the grape jelly feeder for three days before he ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. House sparrow [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/house-sparrow>. Aug 2019 ».
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