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Study: City sparrows more territorial than rural dwellers

September 7, 2016 By
City sparrows are less laid-back than their country kin. A Virginia Tech study published this spring in the journal Biology Letters found that song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) living in urban areas — specifically, the campuses of Virginia Tech and Radford University... Read more»
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Most Wanted: House Sparrow

April 30, 2015 By
The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is pursuant to inestimable pestiferous air and ground assaults by millions of insidious sorties. Mass attacks cause stress antagonism, contamination and substantial damage to food commodities and structures. Size: Adult length is 5.5 to 6.25 in. Wingspan... Read more»

Bird Management: Not as Simple as One Might Think

September 30, 2014 By
To many, bird management equates to merely tackling pigeons, sparrows and starlings. But our industry must foresee myriad other challenges, such as: woodpeckers drilling holes in the marque facing of a country club; seagulls nose-diving near children eating popcorn; and... Read more»

IPM Focus: Sparrows

July 21, 2012 By
By: Larry Pinto House sparrows can be difficult birds to control, in part because of their high reproductive capacity. A female house sparrow averages three to five broods per year with four to seven eggs per brood. In other words, she... Read more»
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House Sparrows: An Unwelcome Guest

August 1, 2008 By
By: Hanif Gulmahamad The common house sparrow can be more than a nuisance: Its nesting habits can bring both disease and destruction   House sparrows (Passer domesticus (L.)), sometimes referred to as English sparrows, town sparrows or domestic sparrows, are probably... Read more»
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