Showing posts with label Passer domesticus indicus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Passer domesticus indicus. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

House Sparrow - Passer domesticus indicus, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.



A very common bird in the garden. It nearly disappeared a decade ago. It is now making a come-back. Photo taken in our home garden.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

House Sparrow chick - Passer domesticus indicus, Home garden Avissawella.



With bright feathers, this chick was learning to loog for worms in the sand. It was frequently visited and fed by its parents.

Click on the web-link below to see a video :-

http://youtu.be/IOYPryknHcM


Sunday, July 20, 2014

House Sparrow - Passer domesticus indicus, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.


I took these photos in the Nuwara Eliya Gardens in June 2014. House Sparrows from being a very common bird in Sri Lanka, almost disappeared from sight over the last decade. They are now making a 'come-back'.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

'House Sparrow' - Passer domesticus indicus, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.


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The 'House Sparrow' was the commonest bird seen close to dwellings in Sri Lanka up to about 15 years ago. Each household would have an empty pot with a hole at the bottom of the pot, hung by a nail on the outer wall of the house. This was the preferred place for the sparrows to build their nests. Predators like the 'Rat snake' could not reach the chicks in these pots.The 'House-Sparrows'  disappeared for a few years. We still do not know the cause of this sudden disappearance. Now they are making a come-back. I took these photos in our home-garden.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

'House Sparrow' - Passer domesticus indicus - Avissawella, Sri Lanka.




A male in beautiful plumage and the female seen gathering grass leaves for nest-building. The male was doing all the work while the female was 'supervising'.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

'House Sparrow' - Passer domesticus indicus, Karandana, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

These birds were numerous a few decades ago in the vicinity of houses in Sri Lanka. They disappeared in large numbers a few years back. Now they are makiing a come-back.