The Italian Sparrows in Rome are dwarfed by the feral Pigeons:
The males are incredibly handsome birds, with glorious colours on their heads and back.
They are different from the House Sparrow found in the UK. Italian Sparrows don’t have the grey head:
They flutter in confident small flocks on the Roman stone roads:
The females are more subtle in their plumage:
They are alive to any possibility of a crumb:
But most of what they find isn’t food: