House Sparrow

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Bird Spotting: Male house sparrows are reddish brown with a black bib, a small area under the beak. Females are brown with a darker brown eye stripe leading back from the eyes.

Habitat: True to its name, house sparrows tend to stay close to the homes and buildings of people. They can be found in cities, towns and agricultural areas.

Nesting: The house sparrow produces five to six white eggs, lightly speckled with brown, two to three times a season. Nests are constructed of grass, feathers, strips of paper, string

Bird Bite: A native of Europe, the entire North American population is descended from 100 birds released in New York City in the early 1850s.