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The house sparrow has been around humans for centuries. In the 1850s, house sparrows were introduced in New York. Today the house sparrow can be found everywhere across North America, except Alaska and Northern Canada.
• House sparrows are associated with people; in rural dry areas, they only survive around people. In other areas, they can be found in farms, cities, suburbs; they will not, however, be found in woodlands or grasslands.
• Nest in holes of buildings, stuffing whatever materials they can find till the hole is practically filled. They also nest in street lamps, traffic lights, and gas station roofs; making them a pest as they make messes with their droppings and nest materials.
• Sparrows are very aggressive when it comes to building their nests. They will take over other nests of other species of birds.
• House sparrows lay up to 8 eggs at a time- in approximately 14 days eggs will hatch.
• They are often found at bird feeders- they are very social and will be found with other birds feeding on bread crumbs and in farms, can be found partaking of chicken feed, corn, grains, and seeds.
• House sparrow can grow to be 5-7 inches in length and weigh approximately 1 oz.
• Their wingspan can reach up to 10 inches in length
• They are about the size of a song sparrow, but are stockier than most of their species.
• Males are often more colorful than females-males have a black patch along their throat. Females are often a grayish brown colored and are more “dingy” or rough looking than the male house sparrows.