New research into decline of house sparrow
Appeared on Space For Nature on December 13th 2004
The RSPB have announced a major new research project to throw more light on the reasons behind the decline of the house sparrow in the nation's capital.
The house sparrow (Passer domesticus
) has been declining in many parts of the country, particularly urban areas, for a number of decades. Nowhere has this decline been more marked than in the gardens and parks of London: for example there were 2,600 house sparrows in Kensington Gardens in 1925; but in 2000 there were just eight. This four year study into the breeding biology of the house sparrow is being coordinated by the RSPB
's new London team.
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