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A House Sparrow on a stook of oats
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Image details:  
Image Description: A House Sparrow on a stook of oats
Image notes: Unlike the south, the numbers of Sparrows seem to have remained steady in Shetland.
Species in Image: House Sparrow
Date: 1969
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc01787

General details:  
Common Name House Sparrow
Latin Name Passer domesticus
Latin Group Name Passeriformes
Latin Family Name Passeridae
Common Family Name Sparrows
Description Common breeding resident. The species is sedentary, rarely moving more than a few kilometres from their place of birth. One of the longest recorded movements in Britain being from Fair Isle and Foula in 1969.
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