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

Cerulean Warbler

Cerulean Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Chestnut-Sided Warbler
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Chirping Sparrow

Chirping Sparrow
Photo by Marshall Faintich

Common Grackle

Common Grackle
Photo by Lynn Whitmore