Sparrows – City Dwellers

For many animals, human settlements and surroundings, such as fields, roads and buildings provide attractive habitats. Such animals are called synanthropes because they find better living conditions in a human environment than in their original habitats. The sparrow originates from well-neigh treeless steppes in Western and South East Asia. With agriculture and its seeds, it spread all over the world. However, there has recently been a decline in the rural sparrow population because due to modern agricultural methods, less seed is available to birds. Nowadays, the sparrow is predominantly found in cities. Other typical synanthropes are foxes, rats, racoons and various birds.

More highlights in the exhibition "Domestic Animals"

  • Alpine Dioramas
  • Herring Gull
  • Cuckoo
Last update: 13.10.2015