House Sparrow — Passer domesticus

Order Passeriformes
Family Passeridae
Genus Passer
Species domesticus
One of the most common sparrows, it was introduced from Europe many years ago. Sooty city birds often bear a poor resemblance to clean country males with the black throat, white cheeks and chestnut nape. Females and young lack the black throat, have a plain dingy breast and a dull eye stripe. These sparrows are very aggressive and noisy living in cities and on farms throughout the Eastern United States. They are year round residents.

Birds of the Arboretum

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow
Photo by Marshall Faintich

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Photo by Lynn Whitmore

Wilson's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Wood Duck

Wood Duck
Photo by Diane Lepkowski