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House Sparrow

The House Sparrow is widespread in the UK, and locally common, but has declined rapidly and is absent in large areas. The male has a grey crown, cheeks and belly and a chestnut brown nape, back and wings. The female and juveniles are more drab, having grey-brown streaked plumage.

House Sparrows live in colonies around houses and gardens, nesting in groups in holes or shrubbery on buildings. They will use nest boxes, so it is sometimes a good idea to locate nest boxes in groups.

They eat almost anything from garden bird tables - mixed seed, nuts, sunflower seeds, suet. They also eat seeds, berries, buds and insects (used to feed young) from the wild.