Does everyone know the Passer Domesticus, or the House Sparrow? Since the 1980s this lovely little bird has been disappearing from my country, the Netherlands, as well as from Great Britain. The reason for this decline was unsure, but since the house sparrow lives mostly in bushes, people have argued that this bird has been disappearing along with the disappearance of hedges, as people started putting wooden fences in their gardens instead of hedges.
However, the decline of this bird has finally stopped! Now the number of house sparrows in the city actually seems to be increasing. From now on, we will start seeing this adorable creature more and more again!
The house sparrow is typically only 16 cm big and weighs up to only 39.5 grams.