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House Sparrow

What do they look like?

House sparrows are recognizable by their large head and bill, dark brown back and heavy dark grey streaking underside. The male has chocolate brown nape, grey crown and large black bib, while the female has a plainer colouring with with a buff stripe extending back from eye. They can often be seen in large flocks.

What do they eat?

The House Sparrow will dine on seeds, split grain, buds and some insects, especially when feeding young. They will visit your peanut feeder and take food from your bird table.

Where do they nest?

House Sparrow nests will be found in the cavities of buildings, such as under eaves or in holes formed by missing brickwork. They will happily use nestboxes in your garden.  

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