Recent Examples of sparrow from the Web
That’s what researchers in Alberta, Canada describe in new research that included analyzing hundreds of hours of Savannah sparrow love songs.
The Birdman, loaded with enough nuts and seeds to satisfy anyone’s inner sparrow, is one of the more enjoyable in town.
The area along the river in Santee contains nearly 1,100 acres of habitat for native plants, such as barrel cactus and sunflowers and animals from sunfish to sparrows.
Like all wildlife, lark sparrows compete for habitat.
The human-bird showdown next to us escalates, and the woman starts hitting birds with her black puffy jacket, sending little sparrows in our direction.
Notable breeding species include Henslow's sparrow, king and Virginia rails, upland sandpiper, least bitterns, American bitterns and common snipe.
Less than two decades later, the dusky seaside sparrow was extinct.
Clean out the house and close the entry holes with the provided plastic stops so the sparrows won’t raise more young and fill up the vacant birdhouse.
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Origin and Etymology of sparrow
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of sparrow for English Language Learners
: a common type of small bird that usually has brown or gray feathers
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