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 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.5 to 6 inches


International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Pardal
Czech (Cesky) Vrabec Domácí
Danish (Dansk) Gråspurv
Dutch (Nederlands) Huismus
Finnish (Suomi) Varpunen
French (Français) Moineau Domestique
German (Deutsch) Haussperling
Italian (Italiano) Passero Domestico
Japanese (日本語) イエスズメ (Lesuzume)
Korean (한국어) 집참새 (Jipchamsae)
Norwegian (Norsk) Gråspurv
Polish (Polski) Wróbel Domowy
Russian (русский язык) Домовый воробей
Spanish (Español) Gorrión Común
Swedish (Svenska) Gråsparv
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