A common sight in the UK. The House sparrow is an opportunist, gaining food, shelter and a variety of materials for nest building.
Males are brown with black speckle, white wing bar, Females are a duller brown with no white wing bar, 12 -15 cm long
up to 3 broods per year4 - 6 eggs per broodincubation 12 days
The House sparrow will mainly feed on grain, seeds and will often be found at bird feeders.
The House sparrow will build a nest in chimneys, walls, under eaves of houses, and small bushes and shrubs
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