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Tankwa Karoo National Park, Northern Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 168 mm
Exposure 1/1000, f/5.0, ISO 1000 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Passeridae

Deutsch  Haussperling Dutch  Huismus
Italian  Passera europea Spanish  Gorrión común


The House Sparrow originated in the Middle East and spread along with agriculture to most of Eurasia and North Africa. House Sparrow has been introduced in New York City (and from there in North America) in 1852; in New Zealand (and from there in many Pacific islands, including Hawai) in 1859; in Australia at Melbourne in 1863; and in Buenos Aires and South America around 1870. Introduction to South Africa of both a European and an Indian subspecies was done around 1900. House Sparrow is considered the most widely distributed bird on the planet.


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House Sparrow male
Passer domesticus
Moineau domestique

Jean-Michel PAULUS