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Local animals in this group:

sparrows and weavers


This family of small birds includes about 36 species, originally found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. One of the most successful introduced species, the House Sparrow is now abundant throughout North America and other continents. They can be recognized by their streaked brown plumage and cone-shaped bills.

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. "Passeridae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 12, 2024 at

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