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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  • Ottero
    • Date: 2010-03-26 08:17:41
    • Ottero

    I love house sparrows, they come into my garden in very large numbers and they always go on the feeders.

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