Story: Introduced land birds

Sparrow food (1st of 2)

Sparrow food

When grains are not available, sparrows feed on other crops. This silverbeet leaf was eaten by sparrows during the winter.

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - House sparrows', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 February 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015