SOME time ago there was discussion in British Birds on the habit of the male Hedge-Sparrow pecking at the cloaca of the female during courtship display. I have not seen reference to this habit with the House-Sparrow (Passer d. domesticus) and the following incident may be worth recording. On J a n u a r y 15th, 1932, in the Liverpool Cathedral Wild Birds' Sanctuary, I watched two male House-Sparro...

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