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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
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House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrow male

General Description: House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) are small, sexually dimorphic, sparrow-like birds with heavy bills. The males are brown with a bold black bib, and the females are overall brown with a bold, light eyeline. During winter, the bold marks fade, but still are present. The bill is large.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Passeridae.

Favored Habitat: Most common in fast-food parking lots, these birds can be found in urban parks and yards, especially around seed feeders.

Where to Find: Urban areas with food scraps.

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrow female

Comments: House Sparrows are not native to North America; they were introduced from Europe. Similar to other non-native species, House Sparrows probably affect native species adversely, but they primarily fill the niche of cleaning up food scraps around fast-food restaurants.

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) If you were a seed, or perhaps a dusty french fry, this might be the last face you'd ever see!
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrow male
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrow male
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Winter males have a reduced black bib.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrows fly in flocks (male on tree, females on feeder)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrow female
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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