House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Status: Abundant naturalized species. Introduced in 1870 in belief that they would control flies in towns.  A major threat to the breeding success of bluebirds.

Local Habitat: Widespread in built-up and in less developed areas.

Habits: Nests February to July in roofs, cliffs, trees and bluebird boxes. Lays four to five brown speckled eggs.

Identification: Click here

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