Birds of St. Charles County, MO
House Sparrow

House Sparrow
Passer domesticus

Size: 6"

Male: (Shown) Medium bird with large black spot on throat extending down to the chest. Brown back and single white wing bars. Gray belly and crown

Female: All-light-brown bird, slightly smaller than male, and lacks the black throat patch and single wing bars.

Juvenile: Similar to female.

Nest: Male and female build domed cup nest within a cavity. Two to three broods per year.

Eggs: 4-6; white with brown markings

Incubation: 10-12 days; female incubates

Fledging: 14-17 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The House Sparrow can be found in St. Charles County year round.

Food: Seeds, insects, fruit, and will come to seed feeders.

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