Drawing of sparrow tracks. Sparrows are perching birds and spend most of their time in the trees. Small perching birds have very tiny feet. They have three toes facing forward, like the bigger birds, but their feet are much smaller altogether. Many perching birds hop when they are on the ground. So, you will find their prints in pairs if you follow their trail.
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