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House Sparrow (Male)

Passer domesticus
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
Widespread (North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia)

The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae, found in most parts of the world. It is a small bird that has a typical length of 16 cm (6.3 in) and a mass of 24–39.5 g (0.85–1.39 oz).

Females and young birds are coloured pale brown and grey, and males have brighter black, white, and brown markings.

It feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, but it is an opportunistic eater and commonly eats insects and many other foods.

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