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house sparrow

n.
A small bird (Passer domesticus) native to the Old World but widely naturalized elsewhere, having brown and gray plumage with a black throat in the adult male. Also called English sparrow.

house sparrow

n
(Animals) a small Eurasian weaverbird, Passer domesticus, now established in North America and Australia. It has a brown streaked plumage with grey underparts. Also called (US): English sparrow

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n.
a hardy brown and gray songbird, Passer domesticus, native to Eurasia: now common in much of the world near human habitation.
Also called English sparrow.
[1665–75]
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Noun1.house sparrow - small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europehouse sparrow - small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe
sparrow, true sparrow - any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
genus Passer, Passer - type genus of the Passeridae
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GARDENERS are being urged to help save house sparrows and starlings.
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Mohammed Dilawar from Nature Forever Society informed that society had been working on this for more than a year and thanked Dikshit for making House Sparrows the State Bird of Delhi.
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