The status of the urban house sparrow Passer domesticus in north-western Europe: a review

  title={The status of the urban house sparrow Passer domesticus in north-western Europe: a review},
  author={Jenny F. De Laet and J. Denis Summers-Smith},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
The house sparrow Passer domesticus is unique among wild birds in its close association with, indeed virtual dependence on, man. Not only in the agricultural environment, where presumably this association first evolved, but also in built-up areas. It would be expected that, with man’s dominance of the world, the future would be bright for the bird, but it is now becoming evident that this is not the case, particularly in the highly developed region of western Europe. In Britain, the Common Bird… 

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