Definition of True sparrow
1. Noun. Any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects.
Generic synonyms: Passeriform Bird, Passerine
Group relationships: Family Passeridae, Passeridae
Specialized synonyms: English Sparrow, House Sparrow, Passer Domesticus, Passer Montanus, Tree Sparrow
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Literary usage of True sparrow
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1. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1892)
"Of the true sparrow-hawks there are two species, which will be recognised by the characters of their bills and feet. The bills are small and weak, ..."
2. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"There is another true sparrow in England, called the " tree-sparrow," which is not nearly so common as the house-sparrow. They are, however, so closely ..."
3. Birds of Western Africa by William Swainson, William Jardine (1862)
"Head and neck grey'; plumage above rufous; beneath whitish; wings and tail brown. THE only true Sparrow we have yet received from Senegal has been found by ..."
4. Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals by John George Wood (1866)
"... its blue-grey colour, and the absence of the black patches that mark the head and throat of the true sparrow. It is very plentiful in England, ..."
5. A Popular Handbook of the Ornithology of Eastern North America by Thomas Nuttall (1896)
"The true Sparrow Hawk shows considerable docility, is easily trained to hunt Partridges and Quails, and makes great destruction among Pigeons, young poultry ..."