small black/white bird

about six inches tall, have only seen it at night sitting on a ledge by our backyard porch light. we live in eastern Oklahoma County, OK not in the city but not really country or farm. One acre lots.

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Jul 31, 2015
small black / white bird
by: John P.

This is a male English House Sparrow.

The male has the dark black markings by the throat, the female is more light brown all over with no black marking by throat.

English house sparrows are very common and very numerous in number they are actually a common predator to wild birds like Purple Martins and Bluebirds and will often try to invade their nests and kill their young.

They are such a nuisance Purple Martin houses often are equipped with traps to keep them out of Martin houses as they will try to overrun and take over a Purple Martin colony.

Jul 25, 2015
by: Brook

HI, the pic is a bit blurry but it looks like a House Sparrow. They do nest in eves

Jul 23, 2015
Maybe your small black white bird is on vacation.
by: Maggie

We have songbirds. that look like that, on the East Coast. (Massachusetts)

Jul 23, 2015

by: Anonymous

That would be a sparrow

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