House Sparrow

Male and female house sparrows perched facing one another
Male and female house sparrows. Photo by Patrice Bouchard on Unsplash
AppearanceSmall bird about 6″ long. Brown with a large black spot on the chin down to the chest. White wing bar and gray belly & crown. The Female is a bit smaller, all light brown and no black.
DietSeeds, insects, fruit.
Feeder FoodBlack-oil sunflower seed, cracked corn, peanut hearts, millet, and milo.
HabitatAround people and buildings in the city, towns, villages, suburbs, and farms.
NestingDom-shaped nest within a cavity. They have 2-3 broods/year, 4-6 white eggs with brown markings. Incubation is 10-12 days.

Range Map

House sparrow range map.
House sparrow range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.