Life, habitats, and threats facing the commonly seen yet often overlooked sparrows
Sparrows are found on every continent except Antarctica, adapting to diverse environments.
There are around 140 species of sparrows, each with unique markings and calls.
Sparrows possess strong beaks and a stout body, perfect for their seed-eating habits.
Primarily seed-eaters, sparrows occasionally consume insects, especially when feeding their young.
From urban areas to forests, sparrows are highly adaptable, making various environments their home.
Sparrows often build nests in sheltered locations, using grasses, feathers, and other materials.
Known to be social, sparrows frequently form large groups, especially outside the breeding season.
Male sparrows are known for their melodies, often sung to attract mates.
Despite their widespread presence, sparrows face threats from predators, habitat loss, and human activities.
Many sparrow species have seen population declines due to urbanization and loss of feeding habitats.
Conservationists are working to protect and rejuvenate sparrow populations around the world.
Recognized globally, World Sparrow Day aims to raise awareness about the bird and its significance.