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hi bird friends!..

this is on a busy (2 lanes each way)  Santa Monica Blvd, in West Los Angeles...these 5 birds r perched on the fancy edifice in front of a business building...previously, all 5 birds were in a small tree, about 15 feet away, growing on the sidewalk of Santa Monica Blvd...about noon, local time...what species r they, and r they a family?... thanks, gregg

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Friendly neighborhood House Sparrows. I don't think that they are a family, but they do live in groups.

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Agreed, they're all House Sparrows (the males have the black masks).  It is common to see this species (which is non-native and invasive) in flocks.

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