Although not a native bird of Australia it is now widespread up the east coast of its adopted home. House Sparrows in Australia are only here (as far as I know) because of the hand of homesick colonists from the UK. So this bird seems to be very closely tied to humans - as some of the reference books say "commensal with man". It makes me wonder what kind of habitat it used before it became a "House" sparrow.
Even its scientific name bears witness to its links with humans - Passer domestica, which means the sparrow of the house (more or less).
All of these shots were taken in classic House Sparrow locations - cafes, boat trip booking offices and gardens.
I know that this species has declined markedly in the UK, so although I know they are not in anyway threatened as a species, I still like to see (and hear) a bird that was part of the background noise of my childhood, but which now may be missing from many places. It also makes me feel a little less guilty about liking a bird which in reality is a bit of a pest here.
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