A legend linked to this small bird says that during the Ottoman siege of Belgrade in the 15th century a sparrow was found shot in the heart with two arrows. Since then, it has been said that Belgrade is as indestructible as the sparrow. The bird was chosen as the symbol of Belgrade because it is small but capable of soaring to great heights, and thus stands for the Belgrade spirit.
However, in recent years, Belgrade's sparrow population has dropped dramatically.
Tiny bird, brown, white
Soaring high, fast, dynamic
Is now endangered