Can sparrows smell?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chicken Charlotte, May 17, 2011.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Hello guys,

    I need a simple yes or no can sparrows the BIRD sparrow smell I NEED TO KNOW, I am doing a report on them!!!! Its going to be a fun and interesting report that is for SURE!!!
     
  2. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep!
    "Sparrows, chickens, pigeons, ducks, shearwaters, albatrosses, kiwi, and vultures have a sense of smell. Physiologists can record electrical impulses transmitted through the bird's olfactory nerves, proving that these birds can smell. "

    http://www.wonderquest.com/BirdsSmell.htm
     
  3. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    Quote:Thankyou So much I needed that answer!!
     
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
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    What kind of sparrows are you doing a report on? When most people mention sparrow, they are usually referring to the House Sparrow, which is not really a sparrow at all. They are in the weaver family.
     
  5. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    They make mud nests and the are black and blue and I think red I cant really see...


    I have not started to research because I also have a science report and I have been doing that!
     
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I take it you are in Queensland Australia??? Got a pic of what you call a sparrow there?
     

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