House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus )
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The House sparrow had been originally brought to New York in 1850, and by 1910 was spread west to California. Nowadays it inhabits southern parts of Canada then it is spread all around the USA and most of the South America. However there are certain differences in their appearance depending on the region they live in. Northern birds are generally larger and the ones from south west areas are paler. They inhabit urban and rural areas.
Passer domesticus is 15 cm (6 inches) in size. Their plumage is varies from grayish to brown colour. Their belly and chest are pale, the rib is black. There is a black stripe across their eyes. Hens are generally browner with a pale stripe behind the eyes. Understandably the plumage coloration slightly changes throughout the year.
Sparrows often live in flocks, create a typical sound. Their nests are located under roofs, bridges, in three hollows etc. Their nesting season starts in spring, they usually have from 3 to 6 whitish eggs with darker markings. Their diet consists of seeds, small invertebrates, crumbs etc.