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House Sparrow
House Sparrow from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Telluraves
Clade: Australaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Passer
Species: P. domesticus
Binomial name
Passer domesticus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Green=Year-Round, Yellow=Summer, Blue=Winter.

Other names


House Sparrows are small and brown in colour. Male House Sparrows have a black bib adorning their necks. They have light brown markings on their wings and a tan coloured belly.[2]

Similar species




House Sparrows emit a simple song consisting of cheep-cheep-cheep while calls consist of a short chill-up.[2]




  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Passer domesticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ a b Krista Kagume (2005). Compact Guide to Ontario Birds. Lone Pine Publishing. ISBN 1551054671. 

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