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A little tiki's story FromIndia.com

A little tiki's story

One day we were sitting at the window. A flock of sparrows came and ate all the seeds we put at the feeder for our pigeons. We were extremely annoyed with the sparrows. After a while, a question came into our minds, what do sparrows eat?

Sparrows primarily eat livestock feed, including cracked corn, cereal grains, oats, wheat, rice, and dried insects. These birds also feed on chopped fruits and berries in winter when regular food sources are scarce. They even feast on human food and kitchen leftovers.

Tiki is an adorable little sparrow who was born a few days ago in Krishna's garden. She adored Sarah, the daughter of Krishna and unfailingly gave gifts to her, like small stones, a feather, a grain and so on. Unlike most sparrows, Tiki possessed a very inquisitive mind.

The house sparrow is strongly associated with human habitation, and can live in urban or rural settings. Though found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts away from human development. It feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, but it is an opportunistic eater and commonly eats insects and many other foods. Its predators include domestic cats, hawks, and many other predatory birds and mammals.

The house sparrow is found in nearly every habitat except dense forest, alpine and desert environments. It prefers human-altered habitats, particularly farm areas.

Sparrows mainly feed on grains, including soybeans, rice, white millet, red millet, wheat, oats, barley, cracked corn, sorghum, white proso millet, and more. Thanks to their small beaks, they prefer eating medium-sized cracked corn.

Sparrows damage crops by pecking seeds, seedlings, buds, flowers, vegetables, and maturing fruits. They interfere with the production of livestock, particularly poultry, by consuming and contaminating feed. They often feed in large numbers over a small area, which often causes an area to quickly become over picked. While still the most common bird in most urban areas, house sparrow numbers have fallen significantly since they peaked in the 1920s, when food and wastes from horses furnished an unlimited supply of food.

You see my friends, many sparrows are homeless now and, many die because of that, cell phone radiation, barbaric urbanization, people not allowing sparrows to build nest, and chemicals in pesticides and fertilisers.

To help these cute little fellas, let’s provide shelter by keeping a nest. In addition to this, place the right kind of grain like millets which is available in our site and water outside, next to the nest. Just like Tiki and her brother, slowly but surely, the sparrows will grow fond of you.

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