House Sparrow in Winter

Male house sparrow in winter on a pine branch
Male house sparrow in winter plumage. Image by SAM_MINO from Pixabay

Appearance: House sparrows are small bird about 6″ long, brown with a large grayish edged bib (in spring & summer the bib becomes a prominent black) and chin down to the chest. White wing bar and gray belly & crown. The Female is a bit smaller, all light brown and no black.

Diet: Seeds and fruit.

Feeder food: Black-oil sunflower seed, cracked corn, peanut hearts, millet, and milo.

Habitat: House sparrows are prominent and common throughout the US and Canada. They’re found around people and buildings in the city, towns, villages, suburbs, and farms.

Range Map

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