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Male house sparrow on a wire fence

Did you know that house sparrows can swim?

House Sparrows
at
a Glance

Female house sparrow on a fallen log

Key Features:

Male house sparrows are gray with white cheeks and black throats. Females are brown with gray underparts.

Least Concern - Population Decreasing

Habitat:

Cities, farms, suburbs, towns

nesting habits:

House sparrows nest in manmade cavities or tree cavities lined with dried vegetation, plastic, and string.

seasons house sparrows are active in our area:

All year

Diet:

Grains, insects, seeds, discarded food

hunting Behavior:

House sparrows are social eaters that hop on the ground to forage.

commonly confused with:

Dickcissels, house finches, white-crowned sparrows

Female house sparrow on a fallen log

Female house sparrows are often confused with female house finches due to their gray and brown coloring. 

House sparrows are often confused with white throated sparrows due to their gray and brown coloration.

Look for house sparrows @ your favorite downtown establishments.

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