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    Details of this species in Ascension Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Not specified
    Occurrence: Uncertain
    Source: Ashmole and Ashmole, 2000 in Varnham, 2006
    Arrival Date: 1986
    Introduction: Intentional
    Species Notes for this Location:
    The house sparrow was intentionally introduced in 1986 (Pickup, 1999 in Varnham, 2006). A small colony was reported in Georgetown in April 1994 (Pickup, 1999 in Varnham, 2006) (7 males and 5 females). They were normally seen within 50m of introduction site (Ashmole and Ashmole, 2000).
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Searches for sparrows took place in June '02, April '03 and Feb '04 and none were found. The population is now believed to be extinct (Dickey, 2004 in Varnham, 2006).
    Location Notes:
    Last Modified: 17/06/2008 9:57:29 a.m.

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland