House Sparrow

About the House Sparrow

Also known as: English Sparrow

The House Sparrow is the most widely distributed wild bird on our planet. It is originally native to Europe and much of Asia and has also followed humans all over the world. It has been intentionally or accidentally introduced to most of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as urban areas in other parts of the world.

Unfortunately, In large parts of Europe populations of House Sparrows are in decline. In the Netherlands the House Sparrow is even considered an endangered species.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 14 November 2008
Scientific Name
Passer domesticus
  • Passeriformes
  • Passeridae
  • Passer
  • P. domesticus
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 27 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.5 to 6 inches

Range

International Names

Brazilian Pardal
Czech Vrabec Domácí
Danish Gråspurv
Dutch Huismus
Finnish Varpunen
French Moineau Domestique
German Haussperling
Italian Passero Domestico
Japanese イエスズメ (Lesuzume)
Korean 집참새 (Jipchamsae)
Norwegian Gråspurv
Polish Wróbel Domowy
Russian Домовый воробей
Spanish Gorrión Común
Swedish Gråsparv
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