Blane Klemek column: House sparrow, European starling here to stay
It's no secret to most people that house sparrows, sometimes called English sparrows, are a non-native species of bird originally from Europe. House sparrows have thrived in North America ever since their 19th-century release into several American cities. Today, house sparrows can be found from coast to coast in nearly every conceivable environment, both urban and rural.
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