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Passer domesticus


The House Sparrow is a stout, stocky sparrow, with shorter legs and a thicker bill than indigenous American sparrows. Members of both sexes are brown backed with black streaks throughout this area. Its underside is pale buff. Males have white cheeks and a black bib, while females do not. The tail is usually three-quarters the length of the wing. Wing length is 76 mm and average mass is 28.5 grams.


House Sparrows like areas that have been modified by humans, including farms, residential, and urban areas. They are absent from uninhabited woodlands, deserts, forests, and grasslands.

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YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Lovely portrait!

Marie Cuenca
Marie Cuenca 6 years ago

Great spotting! :-)

Seema 6 years ago

nicely shot

Ilha Comprida, São Paulo, Brazil

Lat: -24.75, Long: -47.57

Spotted on Sep 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012

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