General Description

Male: upper body grey-brown; underparts light grey; back of neck brown; back and wings brown with black streaks. Female: similar to male, but head light grey-brown. Body up to 15 cm long.


Introduced in 1863, House Sparrows are now widely distributed across Australia. They eat insects and other invertebrates, as well as seeds and some fruit. House Sparrows are usually found in large flocks. They often nest in buildings.


Worldwide. Southern and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Most areas, including farms and urban areas.

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