House Sparrow

Name: House Sparrow

Scientific name: Passer domesticus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: House Sparrows are common birds of towns and cities, parks, gardens and farmland. Famously small and brown, 15cm long, male House Sparrows are actually very handsome birds: streaky brown above and greyish below, they have chestnut wings with white wing ba

How to identify: Males are told from Tree Sparrows by their grey crown and grey cheeks without a black spot.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 10

Fantastic fact: Originally native to Europe and Asia, House Sparrows have been introduced by man to every continent apart from Antarctica, being found from Buenos Aires to Alaska, from New Zealand to Cape Town. They are now the most widespread birds in the world. Quite a

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Dunlinitas
    • Date: 2016-02-04 14:05:59
    • Dunlinitas

    That's a very good article in fact in Hertfordshire the population is growing at a steady pace I have a sighting every day in fact the flock that visits me has about 20-25 in it my top garden bird largely seen at 6 am for any budding birders try and spot one asap popular in gardens,woodland,beach and marsh if your trying to attract some I would go get some meal worms or seed mix I hope you all have fun birding and being a naturalists and our nature heroes of tomorrow.

  • Dunlinitas
    • Date: 2016-02-04 14:04:46
    • Dunlinitas

    That's a very good article in fact in Hertfordshire the population is growing at a steady pace I have a sighting every day in fact the flock that visits me has about 20-25 in it my top garden bird largely seen at 6 am for any budding birders try and spot one asap popular in gardens,woodland,beach and marsh if your trying to attract some I would go get some meal worms or seed mix I hope you all have fun birding and being a naturalists and our nature heroes of tomorrow.

  • Ruddyocus
    • Date: 2015-08-31 10:56:47
    • Ruddyocus

    We saw these yesterday at Sutton on sea while sitting on the benches at the top of the prom.

  • Woodora
    • Date: 2014-01-20 19:47:29
    • Woodora

    i was walking to school and i saw one for the first time ever!!!!!!!

  • Whiskolis
    • Date: 2014-01-03 09:13:15
    • Whiskolis

    House sparrows are rapidly decreasing. We did conservation projects at school and mine was house sparrow. They are my favourite british bird. My best friend Eleanor did Red squirrels. My other friend Jolanda did hedgehogs like everyone else. I have never seen a hedgehog or a red squirrel but would like to. House sparrows are such cute little birds their cute factor should be 100, or at least 90 or 80.

  • Wigeonona
    • Date: 2011-06-16 15:52:23
    • Wigeonona

    i see these birds every day. On the way from school, on the feeder-everywhere!

  • Dragoneca
    • Date: 2011-01-10 19:27:13
    • Dragoneca

    WOW thats cool

  • Foxonis
    • Date: 2010-08-02 12:09:22
    • Foxonis

    i love house sparrows although decreasing they are common in my area

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-07-27 17:41:30
    • Dolphilor

    THEY ARE COMMON IN MY AREA.

  • Greenilla
    • Date: 2010-04-09 16:32:46
    • Greenilla

    I have not seen one before.

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