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The House Sparrow was introduced from Britain in the 1860’s and now lives in most of eastern Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia. These are actually large finches. Seen in small to medium groups but they can congregate in large numbers. I don’t have any in my garden, but I do see them around, especially when I visit Melbourne city. They adapted quickly to the Australian way of life establishing themselves in urban areas. They can feed on a wide range of food, making it easy for them to establish themselves in many areas around the world. They eat just about anything… including human rubbish. They have made their way into dwellings in search of food and have even been seen activating automatic doors to get into buildings ♥

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