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In the United States, West Nile virus has become more virulent in house sparrows, in response to the birds evolving resistance.
Kamerer's ring is designed with sparrow claws holding one of Cat's baby teeth.
As far back as 1898, biologists found a population of sparrows that became bigger after a bad snowstorm.
Along with other features, this anatomical detail linked the sparrow-sized Tsidiiyazhi with mousebirds – a group of dusky fliers that still live in Africa today.
Sparrows flock to the lush piece of land, coveted by the city for a birding park.
Its mousebird descendants—about the size of a sparrow and marked by their soft, grayish or brownish hairlike feathers—still dwell in trees in sub-Saharan Africa today.
If sparrows were no more except in one Dutch forest, the seeds that sparrows disperse would stay in place everywhere else.
Purple, fragrant carpets of the flower in the former Lake Mills are alive with white-crowned sparrows, nesting and singing.
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Origin and Etymology of sparrow
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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