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Birds seen in Cuba


Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Sparrows

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Zapata Sparrow

Sparrows, also known as "little brown jobs", are one of the more numerous bird species in Cuba. They are at most times very hard to find but can sometimes be seen skulking in the grasses, marshes or undergrowth.

There are at least 9 types of sparrow species seen in Cuba. The Zapata Sparrow in the only one , that is native to Cuba only. The ohers are the Chipping Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, House Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow and the White-crowned Sparrow. The House Sparrow, which is now a common bird, was first introduced to a New York City Central Park around 1850, has now spread out over all of North America, and the surrounding countries.

Sparrows are mostly ground feeders, their diet is base on insects and seeds. Only a few sparrow species are able to tolerate the northern winters, the rest will seek out warmer climates in the southern states and other countries.

Classic Collection of North American Birds