Week 1 July: The House Sparrow

Week 1 July: The House Sparrow

The House Sparrow

The male House Sparrow has a chestnut brown back with black streaks, while its body and the top of its head are grey. The female is light brown in colour and does not have a grey coloured head.  Juveniles Sparrows look like the adult female.

House Sparrows live together in colonies. They nest in holes or crevices in buildings, or among creepers growing up the side of a wall.

What do House Sparrows eat?

Diet: Seeds, nuts, berries, buds, insects and food scraps.

Throughout the year House Sparrows eat plants. They also use their tough beaks to eat many types of seeds and grains.  They achieve this by using their beaks to separate the seed from its husk. As the seed contains which we used to make bread House Sparrows will also eat scraps of bread put out on a bird table or dropped on the ground.

What do birds eat? The House Sparrow

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