House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: PasseridaeIUCN Status: Least Concern

house sparrow
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Lima, Peru

house sparrow
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Lima, Peru

house sparrow
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Lima, Peru

house sparrow
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lima, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~14.4 cm (5.6 in). Male House Sparrows have boldly colored head markings and patterned back in shades of gray and brown. Gray underparts. Females are mostly buffy-gray, with a patterned back. Juvenile birds look like females.

Status: The House Sparrow is an introduced species. It is common in cities and other human populated areas. Mostly along the coast of Peru, but seem to be constantly colonizing new areas as human settlement spread in the landscape. Rare at elevations higher than 1000 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Gorrión Casero

Sub-species: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Linnaeus, 1758.

Meaning of Name: Passer:  Gr. A sparrow. domesticus: L. domestic

See more of the Family Passeridae   peru aves

Distribution Map
house sparrow - passer domesticusVoice


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. on 7/09/2014.