House Sparrow song by david m, Xeno-canto

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Alert Status: Red
Identifying Features: Male has a chestnut brown back with black streaks and a grey crown; female is paler and without the grey crown.
Average Length: 14 - 15 cm
Average Lifespan: 3 Years
Average Wingspan: 21 - 25 cm
Beak type: Seeds

Natural: seeds, nuts, berries, buds, insects and scraps
How to feed: Bird tables
What to feed: Sunflower hearts, black sunflower seeds & seed mixtures

Untidy, domed or cup shaped, but will use next boxes with a hole or communal nestboxes as well.
Where to see: Widespread across the UK. Towns, villages, farmland & countryside

Read more fascinating facts in our Sparrow spotlight here