House Sparrow

Range:

Species is found in most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. Also found in parts of Australia, Africa, and the Americas.  It is the most widely distributed wild bird.

 

Description:

 Height is 16 - 18 cm . Their plumage is pale brown, grey and buff in females and young birds .  Females have no black markings or grey crown. Its upperparts and head are brown with darker streaks around the mantle and a distinct pale supercilium. Underneath the plumage is pale grey-brown. Males' have brighter black, white, and brown plumage.  Males have a dark grey crown from the top of its bill to its back, and chestnut brown on the sides of its head. They have black around its bill, on its throat, and on the spaces between its bill and eyes.  They also have a small white stripe between the lores and crown and small white spots immediately behind the eyes  with black patches below and above them. The underparts are pale grey or white, as are the cheeks, ear coverts, and stripes at the base of the head. The upper back and mantle are a warm brown, with black streaks, while the lower back, rump and uppertail are greyish-brown.  Patches increase in size with age. Males are larger in the winter and females are larger during the breeeding season.

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House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
caribbean
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
head
plain
streaks
wingbands
Sounds
chirping
staccato
harsh song
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
Habitat
agricultural
fields
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Color
brown
gray
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows (old world) - passeridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species