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Sparrow (House)

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Passer domesticus
Sparrow (House)


They are found all across Canada, the U.S. south to Mexico and Central America. They are from Eurasia, but have been introduced around the world, so can now be found in South America and southern Africa, even Hawaii.


They are located all over from farms to towns.

Body Traits

They have a black bill, chin and chest with white cheeks and a brown patch behind eyes. They are about 6 inches high. Females are brown.


They can travel in flocks and are common at house feeders, but like to search for food on the ground.


They eat seeds.

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They build a round nest of dry grass and leaves and may add things that they find, like string and paper. Their nests open on the side and are found in trees or on the sides of buildings. The female lays 4 - 5 white eggs with brown spots.

Sparrow (House)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
Species: P. domesticus

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