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FAMILY PLOCEIDAE

    This family of birds is found primarily in the Old World.  It includes the house sparrow which was introduced to the New World from England.  House Sparrows are not related to the native American sparrows of the family Fringillidae.

 

House sparrows feed on insect, spiders, berries, and seeds.  They were brought from England in the 1850s and owe much of their success to outcompeting bluebirds which were native to America.  They are now known in all 48 continental states.

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