House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)

Code 4

HOSP

Code 6

PASDOM

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HEAD

House Sparrow Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Hazel brown.
  • Head Pattern: Capped, Masked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Red-brown
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

House Sparrow Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 14-17 cm (5.5-6.5 in)
  • Weight: 28 g (1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Pale Gray
  • Upperparts: Red-brown with black and buff streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

House Sparrow Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift bounding flight., Alternates several rapid wing beats with brief periods of wings pulled to sides.
  • Wingspan Range: 24-25 cm (9.5-10 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Gray
  • Leg Color: Pink-brown
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