The sparrow, there wasn't much to figure out about it. It was some old semi-pagan tradition about feeding kids a sparrow on Saint John's day, so that they'd be fast and bold like a sparrow all year long. Thanks god it's gone - the tradition, not my grandma -
The pigeon tastes just like chicken as well and the meat is not tough at all.
Edit: among many types of venison, I also ate this thing:
No clue whats the name in english.
Anyone ever ate ....bear?! I heard they consume it in many countries including in ...mine!