House Sparrow

The House Sparrow, also known as the English Sparrow, is a small bird with brown and gray feathers. They have a stout body and short tail. The males have black bibs on their throats and white cheeks, while females are duller in color.

Where To Find This Bird

House Sparrows can be found all around the world except for Antarctica. They were originally introduced to North America from Europe in the 1850s and quickly became established in cities and towns across the continent. They are commonly seen nesting near human habitation such as houses, barns or other buildings.


The House Sparrow prefers open habitats such as parks, gardens or fields where they can find food sources easily available nearby. They tend to nest in cavities of buildings since they don’t build their own nests.


House sparrows feed mainly on seeds but will also eat insects during breeding season when protein is needed for egg production. They often scavenge for food scraps left by humans at outdoor cafes or picnic areas.

Cool Facts

1) Although House Sparrows are not migratory birds, they show seasonal movements based on food availability.
2) Female house sparrows will lay up to four eggs per clutch.
3) These birds have been known to take dust baths instead of water baths like most birds do; they flit about dirt patches violently fluttering their wings generating enough wind to create suffocating dust clouds around them which then settles over their plumage effectively removing parasites that might be present there.
4) Despite being considered pests by some because of how common they can become around populated locations; these cute little flyers played critical roles throughout history including helping early explorers navigate vast continents before modern GPS technology made maps irrelevant!