56 x 76 cm
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is the most familiar wild animal, gregarious but with a clear hierarchy inside the group. All male House Sparrows have a patch, but the larger the patch, the higher the ranking. It’s all very orderly and every bird knows his place, from the generals to the colonels to the lowly privates. As always, with status come perks: High-ranking males eat at safer food sites. They have bigger and better breeding territories. They’re more dominant in winter flocks, putting them first in line for food. They get more and better mates, and pair up earlier in the year than males with smaller markings. A common bird with sophisticated behaviour.
Habitat: is strongly associated with human habitation, and can live in urban or rural settings
Feeding: seeds of grains and weeds, but it is opportunistic and adaptable, and eats whatever foods are available.
Size 24–39.5 g and a lenght of 16 cm
Conservation status: Not endangered (LC = Least Concern)
This Watercolour artwork can be framed and sended, considering an extra cost.