English House Sparrow

by Judy Ranson
(Seattle, WA)

Male House Sparrow

Male House Sparrow

English House Sparrows are not native, but were introduced by the English. They are quite abundant in most of the USA. In fact, where I grew up in New Jersey, they are considered a nuisance bird. Every year they built a nest in our birdhouse. We used to feed them stale bread crumbs. I found this photo of a male on the internet. Note the short white wingbar near its shoulder.


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Thanks Judy and Fred! You are absolutely right.
I guess it was the reddish color in the photo that threw me off. Susan

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Feb 28, 2012
Is it true?
by: Anonymous

I heard that the English house sparrows are declining. They are a pest.

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