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The House sparrows or English sparrows belong to the family Passeridae and the order Passeriformes.

They are known by various names as true sparrows or old world sparrows.

The sparrows are so familiar and commonly found in various cities of India in large numbers.The quick classification of this Sparrow is given below,

 Kingdom   Animalia 
 Phylum   Chordata 
 Class   Aves 
 Order   Passeriformes 
 Family   Passeridae 
 Genus   Passer 
 Species   Passer domesticus 

Physical Characteristics:

Sparrows are generally small and plumply birds with brown-grey feathers. These small birds have a short tail, stubby and powerful beaks. The differences between sparrow species can be very slight. Sparrows are similar to other seed-eating birds, such as finches in their physical appearance, but differ from them since they have a vestigial dorsal outer primary feather and an extra bone in the tongue.This bone in the tongue named 'preglossale' helps sparrows to stiffen the tongue when holding seeds.They exhibit other adaptations towards eating seeds which are the specialised bills and the specialised and elongated alimentary canals.

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