Tag: Passer domesticus

Lifetime reproductive success in relation to morphology in the house sparrow Passer domesticus

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Science Article 7 abstract In this study we relate variation in lifetime reproductive success (LRS) of male and female house sparrows Passer domesticus to morphological characteristics. Our analyses demonstrated no sex-specific difference in the distribution of LRS. The variance in LRS was influenced mainly by variation in individual annual reproductive success, […]

Effects of experimental increase of corticosterone levelson begging behavior, immunity and parental provisioning ratein house sparrows

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Science Article 8 abstract Begging is a complex display that is supposed to honestly indicate the need for food of nestlings, and, usually, parents use this informationto adjust their investment in food provisioning. However, the mechanisms that ensure the honesty of begging as an indicator ofneed are still poorly known. Claire […]

Annotated Bibliography on the Ecology and Management of Invasive Species House Sparrow (Passer domesticus

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Science Article 5 abstract Ace Bird Proofing Division is a business that provides structural birdproofing ofcommercial sites in New Zealand. The website provides an extensive list of diseasescarried by bird pests including Campylobacter spp, Eschericia coli 0157, Listeria spp,Salmonella spp, Vibrio cholerae, Cryptococcus neoformans and Histoplasmacapsulatum. However, it is not clear […]

Fitness consequences of hybridization between house sparrows( Passer domesticus) and tree sparrows ( P. montanus)

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Science Article 4 abstract Gene transfer may occur following hybridization between closely related species if hybrids are viable and able to breed with individuals of one or both of the parental species. House (Passer domesticus) and tree sparrows (P. montanus) occasionally hybridize and produce viable o.spring. Previously, we concluded that male […]

Immune activity elevates energy expenditure of house sparrows: a link between direct and indirect costs?

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Science Article 1 abstract The activation of an immune response is beneficial for organisms but may also have costs that affect fitness. Documented immune costs include those associated with acquisition of special nutrients, as well as immunopathology or autoimmunity. Here, we test whether an experimental induction of the immune system with […]

Is the house sparrow Passer domesticus an indeterminate or a determinate layer?

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Science Article 2 abstract […]. The aim of this study is to determine whether House Sparrows from a Spanish population are indeterminate or determinate layers for removal and addition experiments. Because methodology used in this sort of studies appears to affect results, the same methodology was used as that of Kendra […]

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

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Science Article 6 abstract 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 […]

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Passeridae | [latin] Passer domesticus | [UK] House Sparrow | [FR] Moineau domestique | [DE] Haussperling | [ES] Gorrion domestico | [NL] Huismus Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Passer domesticus EU, OR, AF widespread, introduced worldwide Passer domesticus bactrianus Passer domesticus balearoibericus Passer domesticus […]