Mumbai: The house sparrow, once the most commonly sighted bird in the country, is gradually losing its presence in the urban landscape.

According to the Common Bird Monitoring of India (CBMI), a year-old initiative of environment organization Nature Forever Society, the sparrow is now the fourth most common bird in the country. The CBMI identified 794 locations in the country where rock pigeons are found, 822 locations where crows were often spotted, 743 where common mynas were spotted, and only 494 locations where house sparrows were seen in the last one year.