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House Sparrow

Passer domesticus


small bird with brown feathers and short beak. A sparrow perhaps?


Spotted in Oahu, Hawaii picking seeds from the grass.

2 species ID suggestions

SheaEckert 7 years ago
House Finch
Carpodacus mexicanus House Finch
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus House Sparrow


Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

I've always had a difficult time telling these two common birds apart. The males are always pretty easy to tell apart. But the females resemble each other. Best way to tell them apart is that the female house sparrows don't have a streaked breast whereas the female house finch do.

SheaEckert 7 years ago

Ok, just a guess :)
Beautiful bird!!

NayNay 7 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions :-) I think it's a house sparrow. House finches in most cases have red on their bodies such as their head neck or shoulders. After googling images of both, I think he looks more like a house sparrow.

SheaEckert 7 years ago

Almost reminds me of a House Finch?

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Lat: 21.44, Long: -158.00

Spotted on Sep 26, 2010
Submitted on May 3, 2011

Spotted for mission


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