House Sparrow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Species: Passer domesticus

House sparrows, or Passer domesticus, are very good at living alongside people and are a common sight at parks and on bird tables. House sparrows spend much of their time on the ground looking for food, and watching for predators.


The male house sparrow has a grey crown and underparts, he has a black throat, upper breast and a black streak running down between the bill and eyes. The female house sparrow has no black on her head or throat, nor a grey crown; her upper parts are streaked with brown.

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