House sparrow by Howard Stone 1/10
House sparrow clearing up seed by Howard Stone 2/10
House sparrow in bush by Elizabeth Dack 3/10
House sparrows in a bush by Elizabeth Dack 4/10
House sparrow by Howard Stone 5/10
House sparrow by Elizabeth Dack 6/10
Female house sparrow by Paul Taylor 7/10
House sparrow feeding young by Maurice Funnell 8/10
House sparrow by Elizabeth Dack 9/10
House sparrow by Brian MacFarlane 10/10

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

The house sparrow is a sociable bird, often seen feeding and bathing in large groups. Although frequently seen in our gardens, parks and hedgerows, the sparrow has in fact declined significantly in recent years.

Conservation status

Declining species – in the 1970s there were approximately 25 million house sparrows breeding in Britain, the number is now closer to 13 million.

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Once there were sparrow clubs formed with the sole aim of killing as many sparrows as possible for sums of money.

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