State symbols of Bihar - sparrow, marigold, peepal

The Bihar cabinet has declared sparrow as the state animal, marigold as the state flower and peepal as the state tree, an official said Wednesday.

Sparrows in trouble due to mobile towers

Changing climate, global warming, growing concrete jungles, depleting greenery and most of all mobile towers dotting the skyline of urban and rural areas are seen as plausible causes for decline of sparrows across the country.

`Urban noise killing baby sparrows`

Noise in urban areas may be the key culprit behind the increasing mortality rate among young house sparrows, a study has suggested.

Modern sparrows sing louder to be heard

Urban sparrows today have a far more high-pitched song than they did 50 years ago because they want to be heard over noise of the city, experts say.

Awareness campaign to save house sparrows

In a awareness campaign to save the house sparrows from extinction Banai sub-division in Odisha`s Sundargarh district organised a series of programmes to mark the world sparrow day yesterday.

Bangalore to host International Conference on sparrows

Bangalore will host a one-day international conference on sparrows on March 20 aimed at creating awareness about the depleting green cover and bringing back the little birds.