House Sparrow

Passer domesticusAt a slide show I did for 4th and 5th graders recently, the kids recognized a lot of animals I showed them. Just that morning, in fact, they had talked about Humpback Whales, because of the one in the harbor and Hudson. But this bird presented a bit of a problem. Passer domesticusI think it’s because we don’t look hard enough. The common things disappear into the background. Passer domesticus, female at the top, male below.

This is quite interesting: more on how the corporate PR machine undermines science.

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