The sparrows are a family of small passerine birds, Passeridae. They are also known as true sparrows, or Old World sparrows, names used for a genus of the family, Passer, as well. They are distinct from the American sparrows, which although similar in appearance are placed in the family Emberizidae, and from a few other birds sharing their name, such as the Java Sparrow. As eight or more species nest in or near buildings, and the House Sparrow and Eurasian Tree Sparrow in particular inhabit cities in large numbers, sparrows may be the most familiar of all wild birds. They are primarily seed-eaters, though they also consume small insects.
Sparrows are generally social birds, with many species breeding in loose colonies and most species occurring in flocks during the non-breeding season. The Great Sparrow is an exception, breeding in solitary pairs and remaining only in small family groups in the non-breeding season. Most sparrows form large roosting aggregations in the non-breeding seasons that contain only a single species (in contrast to multi-species flocks that might gather for foraging). Sites are chosen for cover and include trees, thick bushes and reed beds. The assemblages can be quite large with up to 10,000 House Sparrows counted in one roost in Egypt.
Sparrows have been kept as pets at many times in history, even though they are not colourful and their songs are unremarkable. They are also difficult to keep, as pet sparrows must be raised by hand as nestlings, requiring considerable supplies of insects to be fed to them. The earliest mentions of pet sparrows are from the Romans. Not all the passeri mentioned, often as pets, in Roman literature were necessarily sparrows, but some clearly describe their appearance and habits.
This sparrow sat on an electric wire and I took its photo...
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pajaran (58009) 2012-07-10 14:43
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o vrapcu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Dobar snimak tele objektivom, bravo.
Very interesting and good article on the sparrow, with the given data ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Good video tele lens, bravo.
All the best.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2012-07-10 16:14
Nice one madhumita..very sharp and nicely taken..
good framing too..
thanks for sharing...
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-11 2:01
a fascinating photo with superb composition and lovely details, beautiful soft lights and colours. Splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Sonata11 (33737) 2012-07-11 4:29
what a beautiful lovely a little bird. Wonderful captured him and great close ups. I like it very much so. Great photo job. Bravo. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
PecoBud (3824) 2012-07-11 10:23
You would love my backyard. There are many kinds of birds that I feed and this is one of them. We have these and ones with red heads as well. My favorite bird that comes to feed in my backyard is Hummingbirds. We have so many varieties, but find trying to get a shot of them with my pocket camera to be too cumbersome.
Love you simple but extraordinary photo with the bird on the wire, with fantastic clarity and colors. Excellent POV here Madhumita, stunning job!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California.........Buddy
eldancer1 (35551) 2012-07-11 14:10
Awesome capture of this sparrow! I like the color. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-07-11 14:18
mi piace il taglio stretto che segue il filo con il soggetto ben inquadrato,
Buona la resa dei colori con questa particolare tonalitŕ ambrata,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-07-11 14:57
So cute he looks with his neck up like a proud bird. He is very comfortable sitting on the wire. I like the background color. Good details.
bukitgolfb301 (39684) 2012-07-12 1:23
Hi Namaste dear Madhumita
A great nature shot! A bold horizontal framework is best suitable with big rope, very godd idea!
Sharp and clear image indeed.
The color of bird and backgound matches very well.
Thanks for your good work and have a good day!
Takero from again rainy Tokyo
rmajum (1151) 2012-07-12 3:41
Simple composition of a sparrow, you've made it artistic. The background colour also suits the mood. Well done,
Cricri (115557) 2012-07-12 6:28
Belles harmonie de couleurs, j'aime les détails de la corde bien tendue avec l'oiseau posé dessus, belle présentation et jolie prise
Angshu (56748) 2012-07-12 21:25
This is an interesting frame & the pano format suits this well. You used the long end of the zoom well
quillo (11850) 2012-07-13 10:44
Delicate, sensitive, original ....
I love the result.
Saludos y feliz día.
baddori (20113) 2012-07-14 0:01
I piccolo uccelli ed il loro grande cuore.
Un piacere vederli liberi ...
Ottima condivisione .
jhm (148786) 2012-07-14 11:33
I am a very great fan of wild bird, everyday get we ten different sorts in my garden.
There are many kinds of birds that I feed and this is one of them, the Sparrow.
But eat also the much insects of my flowers, this very fine of them.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-07-14 14:32
Great, detailed closeup here - nice DOF and focus, and you caught the bird at an interesting moment, almost as though he's about to fly off.
sacimar (26205) 2012-07-15 4:17
good image of this bird, the composition is beautiful with the brown background, details of the sparrow are great, well done,
josepmarin (58325) 2012-07-15 6:58
the quality and the great sharpness of this image is amazing, having in consideration the utilization of your zoom at 270mm of range.
The sparrow seems to pose for you with a great elegance, in a vital and fresh scene, with a beautiful pink background.
The composition is impeccable.
maloutim (9639) 2012-07-16 13:44
Lovely capture of the sparrow, with the zoom I suppose.
I like his attitude on the alert, as if he had known something was firing at him.
Nice orange background ! What made the sky look that colour ?
TFS and kind regards.
Nicou (136270) 2012-07-17 7:19
merveilleuse iamge de cet oiseau mervielleux quelle compo quelle douceur sueprbe iamge et cpatage.
bravo et amitié
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-07-18 10:35
Beautiful portrait of this little sparrow with a great DOF. Congratulations!
All the best,
Graal (101774) 2012-07-25 0:22
very nice portrait of bird. Good shot and panoramic composition. Well presentation of sparrow.
Have a nice day.
danos (94346) 2012-07-26 8:52
nice tpresentation of the little fly fellow as is resting on the wire.The pink backdrop makes the image more effective.
Silvio1953 (136829) 2012-07-28 6:05
Ciao Madhumita, great capture of lovely bird on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (62727) 2012-08-29 23:45
sweet and delicate shot
I love its simplicity with
the little sparrow,
have anice day
SWEETFREEDOM (24406) 2012-10-11 10:28
very nice bird, good details and background blur. fine colors.
Nard (6972) 2012-10-11 13:43
Excellent large framing with the bird well placed. The neutral BG with a harmonious color gives a nice contrast with the bird. The composition is very well done and I like it. But may be may I have some remarks. A lack of sharpness for the bird and a PP giving a white blur arround it.
- Copyright: Madhumita Roy (madhumita_roy86) (2344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: nikon D3000, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Hoya UV-Guard
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): On the wire [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-10 10:07
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