House Sparrow

These small birds are often thought of as a common brown bird, however they are actually very pretty and colourful with a confident personality. The plumage of the house sparrow is mostly different shades of grey and brown. 

  • Facts

  • Nesting Habits

  • Food Preferences


The house sparrow is typically found near human populations. However, in the last thirty years, populations have fallen dramatically, and continue to do so in some areas.

Historically, it had exploited spilled grain around farms and storage facilities, but modern methods have removed this food source.

It’s important therefore to provide food for this species via the bird feeders and bird tables in your garden.

Size  14.5cm
Weight  22 - 32gms
Habitat  Urban, suburban and agricultural areas

Nesting Habits

Food Preferences