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Bird Guide: House Sparrow

House Sparrow

About


House sparrows are sociable birds which mostly travel in small flocks. They are brown with black specks. Males can be identified by the black bib on their face.

About

Locations

Can be found in most areas of England and some of Scotland

Habitat

Farms, gardens and urban areas

Play Sound

Breeding


Breeding season is between March and August. House Sparrows can lay up to four broods in a season, each containing 4-5 eggs which are white or grey with darkened blotches. Nests are usually positioned in a hole and are made from grass or straw and lined with hair or wool. Incubation lasts 13-15 days.

Breeding

Size

Wingspan:
24 cm

Length:
14 cm

Diet

Seeds and berries.

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