Old World Sparrows (1)

Elegant yet dumpy, conspicuous yet dull, sophisticated yet streetwise, widespread yet local, sparrows are blessed with all these properties. Since some sparrow species have been associated with human habitation, naming them has been an old habit. Thus, for instance, in the fourth century BC Aristotle mentions ‘sparrows’ (no distinction is made to any of the … Read more Old World Sparrows (1)