Photographer's Note

The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) has its origin in the Middle East, however this bird began to disperse throughout Europe and Asia, arriving in America around 1850. Its arrival in Brazil was around 1903 (according to historical records), when the then mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Pereira Passos, authorized the release of this exotic bird from Portugal. Today, these birds are found in almost every country in the world, which characterizes them as a cosmopolitan species. This bird has been expanding throughout the countryside and, in some cases, impairing agricultural productivity.

The bird in the photo is a male, while the female, which can be identified for the softer tones of her feathers, can be seen in the workshop.

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