House Sparrow
Passer domesticus


  • Small, stocky songbird
  • Bill thick
  • Legs short
  • Chest unstreaked
  • Wingbars


The House Sparrow was introduced into North America from its native Europe in the 1850s. It successfully spread across the continent, and is abundant in urban and agricultural habitats. Although it is found in many remote places, it nearly always stays near people and their buildings.


A common year-round resident of the Atlanta metro area