House SparrowsPicture of the Week: House Sparrows in Flight

Picture of the Week: House Sparrows in Flight

House Sparrows in flight. PHoto by Lisa Solonynko
Photo by Lisa Solonynko

This is a good photo showing coloration of House Sparrow (HOSP) coloration and flight pattern. The bird on the hand is a male – notice gray cap and black bib. The three birds in flight are all females.

You can download high resolution version at Morgefile.com. Photos at morguefile are royalty free, so this is a good one to use in educational presentations on bluebirds and their enemies.

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